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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

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:58PM

'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

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:07AM
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

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 04:56PM
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

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 05:00PM

'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

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 05:30AM
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

'Jersey Boys' to Close on Broadway in January by Ashley Lee

The musical will end its record-breaking 11-year run with Mark Ballas of 'Dancing With the Stars' as its final Frankie Valli.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 06:30PM

'Marvin's Room' Sets 2017 Broadway Premiere by Ashley Lee

The comic play about death was adapted into the the 1996 film starring Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton and Leonardo DiCaprio.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:48PM
Thursday, September 1, 2016

'Moulin Rouge!' Stage Musical in the Works by Ashley Lee

Baz Luhrmann's 2001 movie, which was nominated for eight Oscars, starred Ewan McGregor as a young poet who falls in love with a courtesan, played by Nicole Kidman.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00AM
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Leslye Headland Explores One-Night Stands' Lasting Impressions in New Play 'The Layover' (Q&A) by Ashley Lee

The 'Bachelorette' and 'Sleeping With Other People' scribe tells THR of revamping 'Strangers on a Train' for the off-Broadway show and penning a new movie about marriage.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:30AM
Monday, August 22, 2016

'Rugrats' Writer's Stage Show 'Not That Jewish' Sets New York Premiere (Exclusive) by Ashley Lee

Monica Piper's solo show will begin its off-Broadway run in October, following a 16-month run in Santa Monica.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:57AM
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Off Script: Jenna Ushkowitz Happily Indulges in Netflix to Survive 'Waitress' on Broadway (Q&A) by Ashley Lee

The 'Glee' alum talks playing a skeptical diner server, discovering technology-drenched stage doors and listening to the emotional ballad "She Used to Be Mine" eight times a week.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:42AM
Friday, August 5, 2016

Off Script: How Leona Lewis Plays the Isolated Grizabella in 'Cats' and Around NYC (Q&A) by Ashley Lee

The British pop star tells THR of making her Broadway debut, encountering her first stage doors and dreaming of a 'Hamilton' role: "The audience is like going to a Jay Z concert."read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:27AM
Monday, August 1, 2016

'Cats' Opens on Broadway: 8 Things That Happened at the Jellicle Ball by Ashley Lee

Andrew Lloyd Webber's dedication to James M. Nederlander, Leona Lewis' Broadway debut and a slew of sequins, face paint and piercing yellow eyes.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:20AM
Friday, July 29, 2016

Off Script: Will Chase Bids Farewell to 'Nashville', Returns to Broadway as Williams Shakespeare (Q&A) by Ashley Lee

The actor who played Luke Wheeler in the ABC country music drama explains why he's satisfied with his character's storyline, and what he'll miss most about shooting in Music City.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 05:00PM
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Musical Adaptation of Garry Marshall's 'Flamingo Kid' in the Works by Ashley Lee

A new stage show based on the 1984 movie starring Matt Dillon is eyed for a Broadway debut in spring 2018.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:24AM

How Over 40 Broadway Stars Came Together to Sing "What the World Needs Now Is Love" at the DNC by Ashley Lee

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley tell THR of the logistics, last-minute additions and backstage pep talks to help them sing through the tears and impact others: "It really felt like it was cha…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:56AM
Monday, July 25, 2016

Frankie Valli to Perform Broadway Concerts in October by Ashley Lee

Seven performances of 'Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons On Broadway!' will play at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 04:03PM

Elsie Fest: Tituss Burgess, Megan Hilty, Cynthia Erivo to Perform at Darren Criss' Broadway Festival by Ashley Lee

Lena Hall, Jason Robert Brown and Evan Rachael Wood will also take the Ford Amphitheater stage on Sept. 5.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:59AM

It's Official: David Bowie's 'Lazarus' Musical Sets London Run by Ashley Lee

Michael C. Hall will reprise his starring role as Bowie's troubled 'Man Who Fell to Earth' character in the fall show.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:54AM
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sept. 11 Musical 'Come From Away' Sets Broadway Debut by Ashley Lee

The new show follows the 38 planes and 6,579 passengers who suddenly landed in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, on the day of the attacks, as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:47AM
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

'Glee's' Jenna Ushkowitz Joins 'Waitress' on Broadway by Ashley Lee

She will take over the role of the shy and skeptical server Dawn while Kimiko Glenn (who is currently filming Netflix's 'Orange Is the New Black') takes a leave of absence.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:31PM

Off Script: 'Orange Is the New Black's' Kimiko Glenn Serves Physical Comedy in 'Waitress' by Ashley Lee

The actress tells THR of picking empowering roles and constantly snacking backstage: "I basically eat throughout the whole show — I'm putting in a ton of energy that I get so hungry."read …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:58AM

Jake Gyllenhaal Sets Broadway Return in Lanford Wilson's 'Burn This' by Ashley Lee

The first-ever revival of the 1980s-set play will also re-open the Hudson Theatre on Broadway.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:15AM
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Renee Elise Goldsberry to Exit 'Hamilton' for Netflix's 'Altered Carbon' (Exclusive) by Ashley Lee

Starring opposite Joel Kinnaman, the Tony winner will play a master strategist named Quellcrist Falconer in Laeta Kalogridis' sci-fi drama from Skydance Television. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:26PM
Monday, July 11, 2016

Off Script: Javier Munoz Talks Taking on 'Hamilton' After Battling Cancer by Ashley Lee

"Physically, I’m completely strong and ready. The other part is healing yourself of the emotional toll that it takes. That’s taking its own time, and that’s a journey I’ll be on for …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 03:56PM

Off Script: 'Jane the Virgin' Actor Jaime Camil Makes Broadway History in 'Chicago' (Q&A) by Ashley Lee

The Latin star tells THR how Rogelio de la Vega would evaluate his onstage performance: "He'd think it's shit."read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:48PM

Lin-Manuel Miranda Chopped Off All His 'Hamilton' Hair by Ashley Lee

Yes, he's throwing away his locks.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:21AM

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Lopez Perform "Love Makes the World Go Round" for Orlando Victims' Families by Ashley Lee

"The world needs this right now. The world really needs the message of love being the answer. That's what really matters."read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:05AM
Sunday, July 10, 2016

'Hamilton': Behind the Scenes of Original Cast's Final Performance With Renee Elise Goldsberry by Ashley Lee

THR goes backstage with the Tony winner, who plays Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway hit, to fete departing leads Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Phillipa Soo.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00AM
Saturday, July 9, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda Takes Final 'Hamilton' Curtain Call With Original Cast by Ashley Lee

Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo and ensemble member Ariana DeBose also took their final bows at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:31PM

Javier Munoz Says Goodbye to Lin-Manuel Miranda: 'Hamilton' Creator, Star and "My Great Friend" by Ashley Lee

Ahead of their final performances in the hit Broadway musical, the actor also shared how Leslie Odom Jr. and Phillipa Soo have helped him through his recent battle with cancer.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:41PM

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