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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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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Aaron Tveit Album Update! The Radio In My Head: Live at 54 Below Drops September 6 by Josh Ferri

The eagerly awaited live album from Audience Choice Award winner Aaron Tveit will be available for digital download beginning September 6, rather than the previously announced d…

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What's Up, Brian d’Arcy James? The Broadway Favorite on Developing Finding Neverland and Singing Pop Hits at 54 Below by Josh Ferri

Over the past 20 years, Brian d’Arcy James has kept Broadway audiences on their toes with diverse roles in dramas (Time Stands Still, The Lieutenant of Inishmore), musicals (Shrek, Nex…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Richard Easton, Brian d’Arcy James, Daniel Sunjata & More Complete the Cast of Broadway’s Macbeth by Josh Ferri

Casting is complete for Lincoln Center Theater’s production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Directed by Jack O’Brien, the star-studded cast of 27 is led by Ethan Hawke as…

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Newsies Seizes the Day as Your Favorite Musical About Working by Josh Ferri

This weekend, Americans celebrated Labor Day, a national holiday where we honor the contribution of the worker. To mark the occasion, we asked you to pick your favorite musical that takes pl…

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London's Acclaimed Merrily We Roll Along to Hit Screens Across America by Josh Ferri

Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along will hit the big screen on October 23. Director Maria Friedman’s award-winning production, which originated at the M…

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Laura Michelle Kelly & Brian d’Arcy James Lead Revamped Finding Neverland; Is Boston’s A.R.T Next? by Josh Ferri

Broadway veterans Laura Michelle Kelly and Brian d’Arcy James led a staged workshop of Finding Neverland in New York City on August 26, according to The Daily Mail. The musical, produc…

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Ramin Karimloo Unplugged! Watch the Phantom Fave Croon Backstage with Sierra Boggess & Peter Joback by Josh Ferri

While in New York City for his acclaimed Broadgrass concerts at Subculture, West End favorite Ramin Karimloo enjoyed some Phantom of the Opera-centric backstage jam sessions with two old fri…

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Weekend Poll: Happy Labor Day! Which Musical About Working Is Your Favorite? by Josh Ferri

On Labor Day weekend Americans from sea to sea take to their grills, parks and pools to celebrate the unofficial end of summer. This national holiday, passed by Congress in June 1894, celebr…

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Whole New Spring: Aladdin Sets Dates at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre by Josh Ferri

Prep the “Prince Ali” parade because Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, the Genie and Jafar are arriving on Broadway this spring. The Disney musical, adapted from the hit 1992 animated c…

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Stephen Schwartz Is ‘Writing Away’ on Houdini for Hugh Jackman; Chicago Premiere Planned Before 2014 Run by Josh Ferri

The man behind the music of two of Broadway’s biggest musicals right now (Pippin and Wicked) has another new musical coming down the pike, Houdini, starring Tony winner Hugh Jackman. A…

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Catherine Charlebois on Her 'Wild' Wicked Experience & Life with Newsies' Brendon Stimson by Josh Ferri

Age & Hometown: 26; Andover, MA Current Role: A Broadway debut as the wheelchair-bound Witch of the East, Nessarose, in the blockbuster musical Wicked. Inspired by Oz: Broadway was…

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Ethan Hawke Calls Out British Acting 'Punks'; Aims to 'Do America Proud' in Macbeth on Broadway by Josh Ferri

When Ethan Hawke takes the stage as the ruthless Macbeth in the Lincoln Center Theater production this fall, he will be doing it for Americans everywhere. As we've noted, Shakespeare'…

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What's Up, Susan Pourfar? The Women or Nothing Star on Returning to Scandal & How Ethan Coen Is Like Shakespeare by Josh Ferri

From transformative roles in off-Broadway dramas Tribes and In the Wake to a shocking TV stint on the addictive ABC series Scandal, Susan Pourfar proves time again why she was the recipient …

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Patti LuPone to Bring Expanded Two-Act Far Away Places Concert to Carnegie Hall by Josh Ferri

Two-time Tony winner and four-time Audience Choice Award winner Patti LuPone is bringing an expanded, two-act version of her acclaimed 54 Below show Far Away Places to New York&…

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Concert Versions of Ryan Scott Oliver’s 35MM, Darling and Jasper in Deadland to Play 54 Below by Josh Ferri

Broadway’s hottest nightclub 54 Below will play host to RSO Fest, a series a concerts showcasing three musicals by composer Ryan Scott Oliver. The staged concerts kick off with 35…

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Elementary, My Dear Osnes! Cinderella Star Laura Osnes to Guest on Crime Drama by Josh Ferri

Two-time Tony nominee and Audience Choice Award winner Laura Osnes is going from making magic on Broadway to soliving crimes on TV. The Cinderella star will appear on an episode…

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Amelie Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet 'Disgusted' by the ‘Tackiness’ of Broadway; Won't See Musical by Josh Ferri

Broadway fans may be eager to see Amelie on Broadway, but there is someone is a little less jazzed about the film-to-stage adaptation: the movie’s director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The …

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It’s a Spring Awakening Reunion! Phoebe Strole Joins Lea Michele on Glee by Josh Ferri

Broadway veteran Phoebe Strole will reunite with her Spring Awakening co-star Lea Michele on season five of Glee, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Strole will play Penny Owen, a college …

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Tracy Letts in Talks to Pen The Grapes of Wrath Film Remake by Josh Ferri

Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts is keeping awfully busy. Not only does he have the film adaptation of his award-winning play August: Osage County coming out this…

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Broadway Fans Are Eager to Catch Big Fish This Fall by Josh Ferri

With Labor Day weekend fast approaching and summer getting ready to come to a close, we are looking ahead to the jam-packed fall season and wondering which Broadway show you are most excited…

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Jackee Harry Begins Her Run in Off-Broadway’s NEWSical the Musical by Josh Ferri

TV star Jackée Harry begins her very limited engagement in off-Broadway’s NEWSical the Musical on August 23. The 227 Emmy winner will perform at the Kirk Theatre through Au…

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Weekend Poll: Which Broadway Show Are You Most Excited to See This Fall? by Josh Ferri

As summer begins to wind down, theater fans can look forward to the advent of a new fall season on Broadway. New York theater audiences will be treated to the return of Tony winners Cherry J…

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Lee Daniels on Getting Miss Saigon ‘Off the Ground’ and His Janis Joplin Biopic with Amy Adams by Josh Ferri

The Butler director Lee Daniels is “hoping to get Miss Saigon off the ground,” according to an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. The Oscar-nominated director has been a…

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Laura Benanti and Cheyenne Jackson Join The Most Happy Fella at Encores! by Josh Ferri

The Most Happy Fella just got a lot happier. Tony winner Laura Benanti and Broadway fave Cheyenne Jackson will join previously announced star Shuler Hensley in the Encores! revival running f…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Amanda Coutts and Rolan Bell Join West End Hit We Will Rock You by Josh Ferri

Yes, they’re having a good time, and they don’t want to stop at all! We Will Rock You vets Amanda Coutts and Rolan Bell are joining the musical’s long-running West End prod…

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Out, Damned Spot! Oscar Winner Marion Cotillard Replaces Natalie Portman in Big Screen Macbeth by Josh Ferri

All hail the new Queen of Scotland, Marion Cotillard. The La Vie en Rose Oscar winner will replace previously announced star Natalie Portman as Lady Macbeth in an upcoming film version of Ma…

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What's Up, Jackee Harry? The NEWSical the Musical Star on Returning to New York & Her Dream Broadway Role by Josh Ferri

Emmy winner Jackee Harry is keeping very busy. The 227 and Sister, Sister star is juggling two new sitcoms (Girl Meets World and The First Family), directing duties on the show Mr. Box …

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La Toya Jackson Joins the Off-Broadway Company of NEWSical the Musical in September by Josh Ferri

La Toya Jackson will headlines when she joins the off-Broadway revue NEWSical the Musical. Jackson begins her one-week limited engagement on September 3. NEWSical the Musical continues to ru…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sally Struthers Will Lead 50th Anniversary National Tour of Hello, Dolly! by Josh Ferri

Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Sally Struthers will star as meddlesome matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in the 50th anniversary national tour of Hello, Dolly! Directed by Jeffrey B. Mo…

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Wicked's Derek Klena on Going from College Baseball Star to Broadway Hunk by Josh Ferri

Derek Klena has had a fast-rise in musical theater, having jumped from leading roles in the off-Broadway musicals Dogfight and Carrie to the biggest-of-the big Broadway blockbuste…

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