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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Watch the Grammy-Winning Performers of ‘A Whole New World’ Reunite at Aladdin on Broadway by Dan Meyer

Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle took to the stage following a performance of the musical to sing the Disney standard.

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What Did Critics Think of New Movie Harriet, Starring Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo? by Dan Meyer

The biopic follows Harriet Tubman’s journey as a conductor along the Underground Railroad.

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Hear Ansel Elgort Sing a Snippet of ‘Officer Krupke’ From West Side Story by Dan Meyer

The star of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film adaptation dropped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to discuss the film and his casting as Tony.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hear Hamilton Tour Cast Member DeMarius Copes Sing ‘Don’t Trust Her’ by Dan Meyer

The Mean Girls alum sings the number from Write Out Loud Winner Mackenzie Szabo.

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Original Off-Broadway Cast to Perform A Strange Loop in Concert at Joe’s Pub by Dan Meyer

The performers will reunite to celebrate the release of the musical's cast album.

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Watch Dancers (and Kelly Ripa) Break the World Record for Most People en Pointe by Dan Meyer

American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet principal dancers joined over 300 ballerinas to smash the previous record on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan.

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Watch a Medley of Muses Take on Music from Hercules by Dan Meyer

YouTube Sensation and #HAM4BEY creator Michael Korte conceived the video in celebration of the recent Public Works’ production.

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Learn About the Cats Film Choreography With Jennifer Hudson, Francesca Hayward, and More by Dan Meyer

A new featurette shows the cast, including Robert Fairchild, James Corden, Idris Elba, and Taylor Swift, discussing their feline moves.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

11 Disney Broadway Magic Moments Revealed at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC by Dan Meyer

Couture, glitter, self-acceptance, Toni Braxton, and more were all discussed during a panel celebrating the wonder of The Lion King, Frozen, and Aladdin on Broadway.

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John Wesley, Stage and TV Veteran From Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Dies at 72 by Dan Meyer

The performer was known for his roles on TV and in regional productions.

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What Did Critics Think of Torch Song in London? by Dan Meyer

A new production of Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-nominated play kicked off Turbine Theatre’s inaugural season.

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Watch Current Broadway Star Derren Brown Guess Jimmy Fallon’s Celebrity Crush by Dan Meyer

The illusionist also hypnotized Questlove during a segment on The Tonight Show.

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Watch Mean Girls Star Reneé Rapp Play ‘The Movie, The Musical, or Both?’ by Dan Meyer

The new Regina George dropped by Playbill’s studio to guess whether Mean Girls quotes were from the show, the film, or both!

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Tony Winner Len Cariou and Tony Nominee Craig Bierko to Star in Harry Townsend’s Last Stand by Dan Meyer

The new play by George Eastman will debut at New York City Center November 18.

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How The Playwrights Realm Goes the Extra Mile for Artists and Audiences by Dan Meyer

The Realm isn’t just revamping its ticket initiative—it’s building a community and helping artists grow their careers.

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What Did Critics Think of the London World Premiere of A Very Expensive Poison? by Dan Meyer

The Lucy Prebble play, based on the death of Alexander Litvinenko, opened at The Old Vic September 5.

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What Did Critics Think of Falsettos in London? by Dan Meyer

The James Lapine and William Finn musical makes its U.K. premiere at The Other Palace

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Old Show Queens Gary Gunas and Billy Rosenfield on Some of Broadway’s Best Performances by Dan Meyer

Sharing their love of Angela Lansbury, Mary Martin, Ethel Merman and more, Gunas and Rosenfield recall their favorite performances on Broadway.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Austin Pendleton and Peter Bloch to Co-Direct The Glass Menagerie Off-Broadway by Dan Meyer

The Ruth Stage production begins performances October 5 at Wild Project.

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John Stamos Cast in Quibi’s Musical Series Royalties Alongside Darren Criss by Dan Meyer

The Fuller House star and Broadway alum joins Tony Revolori and Georgia King.

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How Olivier Winner Derren Brown Created a Psychological Thriller Meets Illusion Show for His Broadway Debut by Dan Meyer

“Instead of a deck of cards it’s people’s ongoing psychological experience that’s my prop” in Derren Brown: Secret.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

2019 Idea Awards for Theatre Celebrate Career-Long Achievement and Emerging Voices by Dan Meyer

The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation will honor new voices in playwriting and musical theatre in addition to a pair of trailblazing writers.

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Tony-Winning Costume Designer Jane Greenwood to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award by Dan Meyer

The Henry Hewes Design Awards will honor Greenwood with the Ming Cho Lee Award in October.

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Cast Set for World Premiere of American Underground at Barrington Stage Company by Dan Meyer

The Brent Askari play is directed by Julianne Boyd and begins performances October 2.

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What Did Critics Think of Witch, Starring Maura Tierney at Geffen Playhouse? by Dan Meyer

The new play by Jen Silverman opened at the Los Angeles venue August 29.

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What Did Critics Think of Hansard at London's National Theatre? by Dan Meyer

The new play by Simon Wood opened September 3, starring Olivier winners Alex Jennings and Lindsay Duncan.

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Patti LuPone Heads to Hollywood in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Series by Dan Meyer

The two-time Tony winner joins Holland Taylor in Murphy’s upcoming show for the streaming giant.

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Listen to Mean Girls’ Erika Henningsen Sing ‘Android Ashley’ by Dan Meyer

The Tony nominee sings the number from Write Out Loud winner Brandon Michael Lowden.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Watch the Trailer for Touching the Void Coming to London’s West End by Dan Meyer

The production begins performances at Duke of York’s Theatre November 9.

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Guggenheim’s Fall 2019 Works & Process Series to Preview Joe Iconis Musical, Metropolitan Opera's Porgy and Bess, More by Dan Meyer

Also included are first looks at Peter Dinklage in Cyrano, a world premiere from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and MCC’s Seared.

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West Coast Premiere of Skintight, Starring Idina Menzel, Begins September 3 by Dan Meyer

Original Off-Broadway cast members Will Brittain and Eli Gelb also return to the Joshua Harmon play, at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

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