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Monday, September 16, 2013

Let the Guessing Begin: Patrick Wilson Hints at Broadway Musical Return in 2014 by Josh Ferri

Two-time Tony nominee Patrick Wilson may be heading back to the Great White Way in an as-yet unnamed musical. Wilson, who hasn’t appeared in a Broadway musical since 2002, told the Exa…

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Kirsten Wyatt Joins the Closing Cast of Broadway’s Annie by Josh Ferri

Kirsten Wyatt is heading to Easy Steet. The actress will take over the role of Lily St. Regis in the Broadway revival of Annie beginning October 1, according to a production spokesperson. Wy…

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Darren Criss Takes a Licking, Condola Rashad Is Not Bill Cosby's Daughter & More Lessons of the Week by Josh Ferri

As the dreaded Friday the 13th rears its ugly head, we are looking back on the 10 most interesting tidbits we learned during the week of September 9. From Joe Manganiello’s kick-line f…

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

How Many Licks Does It Take? Glee's Darren Criss Shares a Wild Fan Interaction by Josh Ferri

Ever wonder what Darren Criss' face tastes like? There at least two individuals who know firsthand. The Glee star and Audience Choice Award winner Darren Criss recently reve…

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Grammy Winner K.D. Lang Will Make Her Broadway Debut in After Midnight by Josh Ferri

Grammy Award winner K.D. Lang will make her Broadway debut as the second special guest star in the Duke Ellington musical After Midnight. Lang will begin performances at the Brooks Atkinson …

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Broadway Newbie Aaron Nelson on Landing His Dream Role and Learning About Fatherhood in The Lion King by Josh Ferri

Age & Hometown: 23; Chicago, IL Current Role: A Broadway debut in his “dream role,” Simba, in Disney’s long-running hit The Lion King. A Whole New World: Wind…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tony Winner Adriane Lenox & More Complete the Cast of Broadway’s After Midnight by Josh Ferri

Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox, who recently appeared in the film The Butler, will reprise her critically acclaimed performance in the Broadway transfer of After Midnight. Directed and…

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Soul Doctor Stars Eric Anderson and Amber Iman Will Play a One-Night-Only Concert at 54 Below by Josh Ferri

Eric Anderson and Amber Iman, the stars of the Broadway musical Soul Doctor, will lead a one-night-only concert at 54 Below on September 18. The duo will be backed by their very own Holy Beg…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Robin De Jesus, Sasha Allen & the Stars of Camp Will Reunite at 54 Below by Josh Ferri

The stars and creators of the 2003 cult movie musical Camp are reuniting for one night only at 54 Below. On October 4, the Midtown night spot will host a 10th anniversary screening of the fi…

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Photo Exclusive! Soul Doctor’s Amber Iman on Bringing Nina Simone to Life in Fabulous Frocks by Josh Ferri

Amber Iman, who makes a remarkable Broadway debut as Nina Simone in the new Broadway musical Soul Doctor, rocks nearly a dozen killer outfits in the show. Designer Maggie Morgan based some o…

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Take a Magical First Look at Laura Osnes and New Godmother Rebecca Luker in Broadway’s Cinderella by Josh Ferri

Rebecca Luker is making dreams come true in the Tony-nominated revival of Cinderella. The three-time Tony nominee has taken over the role of Crazy Marie (Ella’s Fairy Godmother) from T…

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Maggie Smith, Judi Dench & More to Lead the National Theatre’s 50th Anniversary Live Broadcast Celebration by Josh Ferri

London’s brightest theater luminaries are coming together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre of Great Britain. Directed by the National’s Nicholas Hytner, …

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Hot Shot! Is Lea Michele Getting Ready to Star in Glee's Funny Girl Revival? by Josh Ferri

After four seasons of seeing Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) obsess about Barbra Streisand and Funny Girl, could this finally be her chance to prove that she’s the greatest star? In the sea…

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Ethan Coen’s Women or Nothing Extends Before Opening at Atlantic Theater Company by Josh Ferri

Ethan Coen’s first full-length play, Women or Nothing, has been extended before opening night. The dark comedy about a lesbian couple attempting to have a baby will now play …

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Marin Hinkle, Neal Huff and More Set for LCT3's World Premiere of Luce by Josh Ferri

Marin Hinkle, Neal Huff, Okieriete Onaodowan, Olivia Oguma and Sharon Washington will star in the world premiere of JC Lee’s drama Luce. Directed by May Adrales, the play will run at L…

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Check Out Pop Singer Beverly Knight As The Bodyguard’s New Queen of the Night by Josh Ferri

Recording artist Beverly Knight is taking on the songs of the late, great Whitney Houston beginning September 9. Knight makes her West End debut as the new headliner of the splashy musical T…

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Check Out Pop Singer Beverley Knight As The Bodyguard’s New Queen of the Night by Josh Ferri

Recording artist Beverley Knight is taking on the songs of the late, great Whitney Houston beginning September 9. Knight makes her West End debut as the new headliner of the splashy musical …

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Betsy Wolfe & Adam Kantor Will Perform a Concert Version of The Last Five Years at 54 Below by Josh Ferri

Going through The Last Five Years withdrawal? Well, 54 Below has your solution. From October 16 through October 19, Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor, the stars of the off-Broadway revival, will r…

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Cheyenne Jackson Cruises Christians, SJB Gets a New Man & More Lessons of the Week by Josh Ferri

As the first week of September faces its curtain, looks back on the this week’s biggest headlines and the lessons we’ve learned from them. From the alluring effect 5…

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All You Need is Glee! It’s All About the Beatles in the New Season Five Promo Video by Josh Ferri

The Fab Four are back: Blaine, Rachel, Kurt and Sue. Glee returns on September 26 with their two-part tribute to the Beatles. The season five premiere “Love, Love, Love” sees the…

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Sierra Boggess, Patti Murin, Lillias White & More Set for Show Off, Directed by David Zippel by Josh Ferri

Tony winner David Zippel (City of Angels) has enlisted a bevy of Broadway divas for the star-studded concert Show Off, celebrating 25 years of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre. The …

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Antony and Cleopatra in Haiti? Jonathan Cake & Joaquina Kalukango to Headline Radical Staging of Shakespeare Classic by Josh Ferri

Jonathan Cake and Joaquina Kalukango will headline a radical new production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra set to play engagements in England and Miami Beach, Florida before lan…

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It's Possible! Rebecca Luker Begins Performances in Broadway's Cinderella by Josh Ferri

Three-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker is making some magic in Broadway’s Cinderella beginning September 6. The Rodgers and Hammerstein veteran takes over the role of Cinderella’s…

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Sun'll Set Soon on Annie; Award-Winning Broadway Revival Announces Closing Date by Josh Ferri

The Audience Choice Award-winning revival of Annie will close on January 5, 2014. At the time of closing the Tony-nominated revival will have played 38 previews and 487 regular …

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Our New Girl, Starring Mary McCann, Completes Atlantic Theater Company’s New Season by Josh Ferri

Founding Atlantic Theater Company member Mary McCann, who headlined the company's production of Harper Regan last season, will lead the off-Broadway premiere of Nancy Harris’ …

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Check Out Smoldering Photos of Aaron Tveit From His New Album The Radio In My Head by Josh Ferri

Broadway hunk Aaron Tveit will release his first album, The Radio In My Head: Live at 54 Below, on September 6 (for digital download; in stores on September 10). The live recording…

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Emmy Winner Holland Taylor to Host Broadway Salutes at the Times Square Visitor Center by Josh Ferri

Emmy Award winner Holland Taylor, who last appeared on Broadway in her Tony-nominated  solo show Ann, will host the fifth annual Broadway Salutes on September 24 at the Times Square Vis…

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Tony Winner Heather Headley Returns to Broadway with Il Divo—A Musical Affair by Josh Ferri

Who needs Whitney Houston when you have Il Divo? Tony winner Heather Headley, who is rumored to come back to Broadway in the musical adaptation of The Bodyguard, will make her grand return t…

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Laura Benanti Blends Humor & Sex Appeal in Photos for Her New Album In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention by Josh Ferri

Tony winner Laura Benanti possesses the rare combination of gorgeous looks, talent and a sense of humor—as evidenced by her Tony nominated side-splitting star turn in Women o…

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Stephanie J. Block, Annaleigh Ashford, Andrea Martin & Many More Set for Ahrens & Flaherty Celebration at 54 Below by Josh Ferri

Tony-winning songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty are celebrating their 30-year collaboration with a series of concerts at 54 Below, titled Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary…

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Glee Will Release a Beatles Album in September; Track List Announced by Josh Ferri

Glee kicks off its fifth season on September 26 with a two-part tribute to one of the greatest groups in music history, the Beatles, and Columbia Records is set to release an album…

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