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Monday, March 9, 2020

Jagged Little Pill's Derek Klena on Meeting Alanis Morissette and His Obsession with Damn Yankees by Diep Tran

Derek Klena is used to playing upstanding men. He made his Broadway debut in 2013 as the heartthrob Fiyero in Wicked. He originated the role of Dmitry, who helps the title heroine rediscov…

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Find Out Why Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse Wanted to Revisit Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive by Diep Tran

Start your engines because How I Learned to Drive is getting ready for Broadway. Paula Vogel's Pulitzer-winning work, which explores a niece's complicated and disturbing relationship wit…

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Mart Crowley, Tony-Winning Playwright of The Boys in the Band, is Dead at 84 by Diep Tran

Mart Crowley, the Tony-winning playwright of The Boys in the Band, has passed away. He reportedly had a heart attack, and died while recovering from heart surgery. He was 84 years old. A pla…

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Broadway League Issues Statement on Coronavirus: 'Productions Continue to Play as Scheduled' by Diep Tran

Despite concerns about the coronavirus, Broadway shows are going on as scheduled. The Broadway League has issued a statement telling audience members that Broadway remains open. “The safe…

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and More Stars Grace Our Must-Do Events for the Week of March 9 to 15 by Diep Tran

An original musical, a screen-to-stage adaptation and two high-profile revivals begin previews in a bustling week on Broadway. Now’s your chance to see Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Pa…

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Michael Urie to Revisit Buyer & Cellar for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Anniversary Celebration by Diep Tran

Jonathan Tolins' stage comedy Buyer & Cellar earned Michael Urie a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award. And now Urie's revisiting it for two nights only on April 10 and 11. The solo p…

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

See Billy Porter, Kristin Chenoweth & Norm Lewis at the Broadway Inspirational Voices Gala by Diep Tran

The stars were singing out on March 2, as they gathered to celebrate the Broadway Inspirational Voices choir at its annual gala and live auction at the Edison Ballroom. Among those in attend…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Jared Goldsmith Has Performed in Dear Evan Hansen Over 500 Times, and He's Not Tired of It by Diep Tran

Jared Goldsmith has played Jared Kleinman, the best friend of the main character in Dear Evan Hansen, more than 500 times. He first did it on the national tour of the musical, straight out…

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See the Cast of the New Off-Broadway Play The Perplexed at Their Opening Night by Diep Tran

The cast of The Perplexed were anything but confused on March 3; they were joyful. Richard Greenberg's new play had its opening night off-Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club. The comedy is…

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See Billy Porter, Kristin Chenoweth & Brian Stokes Mitchell at the Broadway Inspirational Voices Gala by Diep Tran

The stars were singing out on March 2, as they gathered to celebrate the Broadway Inspirational Voices choir at its annual gala and live auction at the Edison Ballroom. Among those in attend…

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See Why Ciara Renée, McKenzie Kurtz & Ryan McCartan Are Excited to Put Their Stamps on Frozen by Diep Tran

McKenzie Kurtz is making her Broadway debut as Princess Anna in Frozen and she still can't believe it. "I find myself having out of body experiences a lot," she said at a press event at S…

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Watch Rachel Tucker Get Ready for Take Off in Come From Away with Episode One of Back in the Sky by Diep Tran

"I’m very excited; it’s my third day in New York,” said Rachel Tucker in the first episode of her vlog, Back in the Sky. “Jet lag is still very much playing its part.” Tucker h…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Watch Rachel Tucker Get Ready for Take Off in Come From Away with Episode One of Back to the Sky by Diep Tran

"I’m very excited; it’s my third day in New York,” said Rachel Tucker in the first episode of her vlog, Back to the Sky. “Jet lag is still very much playing its part.” Tucker ha…

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Deirdre O'Connell Is Telling a True Crime Story in Dana H., But She Never Uses Her Own Voice by Diep Tran

Deirdre O’Connell has been acting for more than 40 years. An Obie and Drama Desk winner, she’s well-known for her performances in Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation and in the …

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The Lightning Thief Composer Rob Rokicki on the Value of Doing Things That Scare You by Diep Tran

Composer Rob Rokicki loves monsters. He may have made his Broadway debut this past fall with the Greek mythology-inspired The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, which he co-wrote w…

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Let Dot-Marie Jones Hit You With Her Best Shot in These New Rock of Ages Photos by Diep Tran

Dot-Marie Jones has taken over the bar at Rock of Ages. The "Glee" star began her stint as Dennis Dupree on February 24, which has her singing a number of rock songs like "Can't Fight This …

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& Juliet, Dear Evan Hansen & Fiddler on the Roof Lead 2020 Olivier Award Nominations by Diep Tran

The 2020 Olivier Award nominations were announced on March 3. The show with the most nominations is & Juliet with nine nominations. & Juliet uses the pop songs of Swedish hitmake…

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Monday, March 2, 2020

American Buffalo's Sam Rockwell, Laurence Fishburne & Darren Criss Preview Their 'Timeless' Play by Diep Tran

The stars of the Broadway revival of American Buffalo met the press on February 26 at the Atlantic Theatre Company, to talk about their new version of David Mamet's play, about three men w…

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See the Caroline, or Change Cast Celebrate Their Upcoming Broadway Run by Diep Tran

Caroline, or Change, Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori's musical about a black maid living in 1963, will begin its first previews at Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54 Broadway space on M…

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Friday, February 28, 2020

See Lynn Whitfield and Leslie Uggams in This Exclusive Photo from the Phylicia Rashad-Directed Blue by Diep Tran

Tony winner Phylicia Rashad is revisiting a play she starred in 20 years ago. The first photos from Blue by Charles Randolph-Wright, and directed by Rashad, have been released. The play w…

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See Lynn Whitfield and Leslie Uggam in These Exclusive Photos from the Phylicia Rashad-Directed Blue by Diep Tran

Tony winner Phylicia Rashad is revisiting a play she starred in 20 years ago. The first photos from Blue by Charles Randolph-Wright, and directed by Rashad, have been released. The play w…

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'It's Been the Greatest Gift of My Life': Andrew Burnap Gets Ready to Say Goodbye to The Inheritance by Diep Tran

Andrew Burnap is currently making his Broadway debut in The Inheritance, Matthew Lopez’s two-part, 6.5-hour play about the effects of the AIDS epidemic on modern gay life. Burnap plays one…

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

An Exclusive Look at Lynn Nottage and Ricky Ian Gordon's Intimate Apparel Opera by Diep Tran

We have an exclusive photo of Intimate Apparel, a new opera based on Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage's 2003 drama. The piece, which features music by Ricky Ian Gordon, a li…

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Get an Exclusive First Look at Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel Opera by Diep Tran

Lynn Nottage is out of the bathroom and getting ready to open her new opera. The new Intimate Apparel opera released an exclusive first look at the show, which is based on Nottage's play o…

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'That's Rock 'n' Roll!' Get Inside Madison Square Garden as 18,000 Students Cheer on To Kill a Mockingbird by Diep Tran

The roar of the 18,000-member crowd as the players took their places at Madison Square Garden was enough to knock you back. But this wasn’t a Knicks game; this was an audience of New York…

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Meet the Down-to-Earth Cast of Girl From the North Country with These Exclusive Character Portraits by Diep Tran

Girl From the North Country, the new Broadway musical written and directed by Tony-nominated scribe Conor McPherson, features an ensemble cast, gathered to tell a slice-of-life narrative abo…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Tracy Letts, Jessie Mueller & the Cast of The Minutes Talk About Their New Political Comedy by Diep Tran

In case you haven't been getting enough politics on your television screens, The Minutes is coming to Broadway. The new play by two-time Tony winner Tracy Letts follows the inner workings …

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The We're Gonna Die Team Celebrated Death, and Life, at Their Off-Broadway Opening Night by Diep Tran

Their show may be called We're Gonna Die but that's no reason to be sad. The cast and creative team of the play-with-music celebrated their opening night on February 25 at the Sky Room. Th…

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Alex Newell Talks His NBC Show Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and Becoming Friends with Bernadette Peters by Diep Tran

Actor Alex Newell has had an extraordinary 2020 so far. Two weeks ago, he wrapped filming on season one of the new NBC television show Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. He released a music vi…

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Take a First Look at the New Off-Broadway Play-With-Music Coal Country by Diep Tran

Coal Country, a new play-with-music currently running off-Broadway at the Public Theater, just released its first production photos. The production features music by three-time Grammy-winnin…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

See Dan Stevens and the Cast of Hangmen Discuss Their 'Dark and Funny' Broadway Play by Diep Tran

Martin McDonagh's newest Broadway play Hangmen may sound depressing; it's about an executioner in a small English town who finds himself out of work when capital punishment is abolished, b…

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