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Thursday, May 17, 2018

‘Mean Girls,’ ‘Harry Potter’ Top Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards by Dade Hayes

EXCLUSIVE: Mean Girls led the field by winning eight prizes, including Favorite New Musical, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won Favorite New Play in the 18th annual Broadway.com Audi…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Tony Nominees Nudge Broadway Box Office 4% Ahead Of Prior Week by Dade Hayes

Strong grosses for several shows pacing the field of Tony Award nominees — including Angels in America, Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants — nudged the Broadway box office last…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

The Boss And ‘The Boys In The Band’ Boost Weekly Broadway Grosses 5% by Dade Hayes

The return of Bruce Springsteen’s long-running engagement at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which was on hiatus last week, and the initial previews of a starry revival of The Boys in the Ban…

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‘Cost Of Living,’ ‘School Girls,’ ‘KPOP’ Lead Off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Awards by Dade Hayes

Cost of Living and School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play tied for Best Play and KPOP captured Best Musical at the 33rd annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Of…

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Vitaly Beckman, Illusionist Who Fooled Penn & Teller, Books Off-Broadway Run In Theater Where Duo Got Start In ’80s by Dade Hayes

Illusionist Vitaly Beckman, who fooled magicians Penn & Teller on their CW magic show Fool Us, will have an Off-Broadway run in the same theater where the duo launched their career in th…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tony Watch: Nominees Get Moment In The Sun Just Before Matinee Curtain by Dade Hayes

Emotions — mostly the good kind, like ebullience, delight and satisfaction — ricocheted around today’s press event honoring the 2018 Tony Award nominees. Time, though, was …

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tony Awards Nominations Reactions: Tina Fey & Nominees From ‘Mean Girls’, ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Angels In America’ Weigh In by Dade Hayes

The 2018 Tony Award nominations this morning spread the honors around, with Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants leading the field with 12 nominations apiece. Tied with 11 nominations each w…

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Bruce Springsteen To Get Special Tony Award For Sold-Out Broadway Run by Dade Hayes

Bruce Springsteen’s sold-out run on Broadway was ineligible for the Tony Awards by design. Given the scarcity of tickets, producers (and the Boss) didn’t want to take seats from …

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Tony Award Nominations: ‘Mean Girls,’ ‘SpongeBob’ And ‘Harry Potter’ Lead New Crop; ‘Angels’ Tops Revivals by Dade Hayes

The Tony Award nominations favored the familiar, with Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants leading the field with 12 nods apiece, while the American debut of Harry Potter and the Cursed Chi…

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Tony Awards Nominations Live Stream – Watch by Dade Hayes

So exactly how many Tony nominations will Harry Potter and the Cursed Child receive? How deep will the nominations go into the large featured casts of Angels in America or The Band’s V…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Broadway Box Office Slips 13% Despite Pottermania, Simmering ‘Summer’ by Dade Hayes

Overall Broadway grosses fell 13% from the prior week, to $35,335,327, even though Harry Potter and the Cursed Child surged and Summer simmered in its debut commercial week. Figures from th…

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Rupert Murdoch Story ‘Ink’ Sets Broadway Bow At Manhattan Theatre Club by Dade Hayes

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the Broadway premiere next April of the West End hit Ink, a play about Rupert Murdoch’s acquisition of UK tabloid The Sun. Ink was written by Jame…

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Monday, April 23, 2018

‘Carousel’ Surges, ‘Potter’ Is Cooler As Broadway Box Office Flattens by Dade Hayes

With less than a month to go in the official Broadway season, total grosses for the week ending April 22 came in at $37,506,237, according to the Broadway League. That’s about $260,000…

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Stage, First Streaming Network Dedicated To Theater, Plans August Launch by Dade Hayes

There are more than a few streaming services in the marketplace — far more than 200, in fact — but a service billing itself as the first streaming network dedicated to the world …

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Monday, April 16, 2018

‘Carousel,’ ‘Children Of A Lesser God’ Debut As Broadway Box Office Dips 9% by Dade Hayes

Broadway box office dipped 9% during the week ending April 15, totaling $37,729,078, compared with $41,151,034 in the same week in 2017, according to figures from the Broadway League. This p…

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Off Broadway’s Signature Theatre Sets 2018-19 Slate With Lynn Nottage Residency, New Musical By Dave Malloy by Dade Hayes

Off Broadway’s Signature Theatre has announced a 2018-19 season featuring six works by five resident playwrights, including two productions by Signature's new playwright-in-residence,…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

American Girl Hits New Stage In National Tour Of Branded Live Musical by Dade Hayes

Mattel’s American Girl and CAA-owned Mills Entertainment, a producer and promoter of branded live entertainment, are teaming to launch the new musical American Girl Live. The show, in…

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

‘Hamilton’ Captures Seven Olivier Awards; ‘The Ferryman’ Wins Best New Play by Dade Hayes

Hamilton‘s revolutionary run is recording more milestones in the UK, with the Lin-Manuel Miranda show collecting seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical. On the drama side, Je…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Geffen Playhouse Gala To Honor Lin-Manuel Miranda And Dick Van Dyke by Dade Hayes

The Geffen Playhouse will honor Dick Van Dyke and Lin-Manuel Miranda at its 16th annual “Backstage at the Geffen” fundraiser on May 19. The event supports the theater's mission …

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda And Ben Platt Team For Song “Found Tonight,” A Benefit For March For Our Lives by Dade Hayes

Two of Broadway’s biggest names, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt, teamed up for the song “Found Tonight,” which is a benefit for the March 24 March for Our Lives. The marc…

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Monday, June 5, 2017

‘Come From Away,’ ‘Jitney,’ ‘Great Comet’ Among Big Drama Desk Winners by Dade Hayes

Come From Away, Jitney and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 were among the biggest winners at tonight’s 62nd annual Drama Desk Awards. Best Musical went to Come From Away…

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