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Friday, October 4, 2013

Dee Dee Bridgewater Celebrates a Jazzy Opening Night for Off-Broadway’s Lady Day by Marc Snetiker

Is there anything better than an opening night? We imagine that the answer from Tony and Grammy winner Dee Dee Bridgewater would be “No!” as she looked like she was on top of the…

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L'Chaim! Off-Broadway's Bad Jews Returns with a Divine Opening Night Bash by Marc Snetiker

It’s official: the Bad Jews are back! The return off-Broadway engagement of last year’s acclaimed dramedy celebrated its second opening night at the Laura Pels Theatre (moving up…

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Critically Acclaimed The Glass Menagerie Adds Seven Weeks to Limited Broadway Run by Marc Snetiker

John Tiffany’s much praised new revival of the Tennessee Williams classic The Glass Menagerie has announced an additional seven-week extension to its limited run at Broadway’s Bo…

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Exclusive Clip! Billie Joe Armstrong on St. Jimmy's Journey to the Stage in New Documentary Broadway Idiot by Marc Snetiker

Green Day fans are counting down the days until October 11, when New York movie theaters will begin screening the new documentary Broadway Idiot, which chronicles the 2010 musical Ameri…

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Exclusive! Watch the Wacky Commercial for the Brand New Broadway Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder by Marc Snetiker

Audiences surely won’t know what hit them when A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder arrives on Broadway this October. After out-of-town runs in La Jolla and Hartford, th…

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Tracie Thoms and Dorian Missick Join Annie Remake As a Pair of Cons by Marc Snetiker

Though they’re not necessarily playing Rooster and Lily, Rent alum Tracie Thoms and Southland’s Dorian Missick have joined the cast of Sony’s upcoming Annie remake in a pai…

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Megan Hilty to Voice Sassy Hippo, Christian Borle Set for Rubber Ducky in Disney Junior Movie Lucky Duck by Marc Snetiker

Smash stars Megan Hilty and Christian Borle will reunite—vocally, at least—when they both join the cast of Disney Junior’s first original movie, titled Lucky Duck. The W…

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Julie White Joins the Cast of Nurse Jackie in Major Recurring Role by Marc Snetiker

These days you might find yourself asking “Who still watches Nurse Jackie?” and “When will TV snatch up the goldmine of talent that is Go On’s Julie White?” The…

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Hear Rachel Potter’s Countrified Version of Beyonce’s ‘Irreplaceable’ on The X Factor by Marc Snetiker

Last night’s episode of The X Factor just proves even further that Broadway stars don’t always get the warmest welcome on reality TV. Though Evita alum Rachel Potter turned in a …

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Debbie Allen Makes a Dazzling Backstage Appearance at Kinky Boots by Marc Snetiker

The latest star to join the fun backstage at the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots is dance legend Debbie Allen, who headed behind the scenes after the October 2 matinee of the crowd-pleasing…

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Mazel Tov! Jason Robert Brown Might Be Making a Movie of His Bar Mitzvah Musical 13 by Marc Snetiker

Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown has just experienced bringing his first musical to the screen with the forthcoming movie adaptation of The Last Five Years, but in a new interview, B…

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Alan Menken, Glenn Slater & Dan Fogelman to Pen Musical Comedy Pilot Galavant for ABC by Marc Snetiker

The next big musical TV series you’ll be obsessing over has just been greenlit. ABC has given a pilot order to Galavant, a new musical comedy fairy tale from Alan Menken (Newsies, ever…

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Once Hits the Road, Marc Kudisch Has a Baritone Belt-Off & More Cross-Country Highlights by Marc Snetiker

October has rolled in like a delicate autumn breeze (or a bus full of tourists), and that means there’s a new crop of brilliant stage productions happening at regional theaters across …

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Smoldering Stars of MCC Theater’s Small Engine Repair Spiff Up to Meet the Press by Marc Snetiker

The off-Broadway premiere of MCC Theater’s Small Engine Repair is at hand, and it’s time to meet the men who will bring this comic thriller to life! Keegan Allen, James Badge Dal…

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Take a Luxurious First Look at Roger Rees and the Cast of Roundabout’s The Winslow Boy Revival by Marc Snetiker

Previews for the first-ever Broadway revival of Terence Rattigan’s The Winslow Boy began on September 20, and now you can get your first look at photos from the gorgeous new production…

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Tickets Now on Sale for Off-Broadway Premiere of The Preacher and the Shrink, Starring Dee Hoty by Marc Snetiker

Tickets are now available for Merle Good’s new off-Broadway play The Preacher and the Shrink, which will begin performances on November 2 at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row. Starrin…

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Dexter Star David Zayas Joins Annie Remake as… Mr. Bundles!? (Sort Of) by Marc Snetiker

Fresh off the series finale of Showtime’s bloody drama Dexter, star David Zayas will swap Miami for NYC as he joins the cast of the upcoming film remake of Annie, starring Quvenzhane W…

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Damn Yankees, Fiddler and World Premiere of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn on Tap for Goodspeed Season by Marc Snetiker

Connecticut’s Goodspeed Opera House has packed its upcoming 2014 season with a trio of musicals, including a Boston-ized version of baseball tuner Damn Yankees, the 50th anniversary pr…

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Eric Bogosian Begins Performances of His 100 (Monologues) Off-Broadway by Marc Snetiker

Start the countdown for Eric Bogosian’s new off-Broadway series 100 (Monologues), which features monologues pulled from Bogosian’s Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning work. The Lab…

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Before Becoming Dr. Ruth, Debra Jo Rupp Meets the Press With Dr. Ruth Westheimer by Marc Snetiker

Audiences know Debra Jo Rupp from her longtime role as hilarious housewife Kitty Forman on That ‘70s Show, but Rupp has a new part up her sleeve and it’s a juicy one! Rupp stars …

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Broadway Grosses: A Time to Kill Packs the Courtroom for Its Opening Arguments by Marc Snetiker

OK, so it’s a theater and not a courtroom, but that didn’t stop A Time to Kill from filling the seats for its very first preview performance this week. Earning just under $55,000…

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Fran Drescher Has a Fabulous Broadway First Date with Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez by Marc Snetiker

If anyone knows about the search for love in New York City, it’s Fran Drescher, best known for her ‘90s rom-com sitcom The Nanny. On September 27, the funny lady watched another …

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Readers Want Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to Make a Splashy Pair in La Cage aux Folles by Marc Snetiker

This October Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will be the buzz of Broadway when they buddy up in a pair of new revivals of Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land. Over the weekend, w…

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Jeanine Tesori’s New Musical Fun Home Begins Performances at the Public Theater by Marc Snetiker

What’s it like growing up in a funeral parlor? Unless you’ve read Alison Bechdel’s acclaimed graphic novel, you’ll find out when performances begin on September 30 fo…

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New Musical Fun Home, Based on the Graphic Novel, Begins Performances at the Public by Marc Snetiker

What’s it like growing up in a funeral parlor? Unless you’ve read Alison Bechdel’s acclaimed graphic novel, you’ll find out when performances begin on September 30 fo…

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Before A Night with Janis Joplin on Broadway, Learn 10 Fascinating Facts About the Rock 'n' Roll Icon by Marc Snetiker

Faster than you can say “Me & Bobby McGee,” A Night with Janis Joplin has blazed its way to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre, where the biographical musical open on October…

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Frankie Valli Will Not Have a Cameo in the Jersey Boys Movie by Marc Snetiker

Straight from the big man (in town) himself, Frankie Valli has put the kibosh on any rumors that he’ll be making a cameo in the upcoming Jersey Boys movie. Chatting with radio stati…

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Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto and Dozens of Broadway Vets Toast to The Glass Menagerie’s Opening Night by Marc Snetiker

Tennessee Williams is back and better than ever! The latest revival of the playwright’s classic drama The Glass Menagerie opened on Broadway on September 26, and as the reviews poured …

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Kathryn Erbe and Her Co-Stars Show Each Other Some Natural Affection on Opening Night Off-Broadway by Marc Snetiker

It’s been 50 years since William Inge’s controversial drama Natural Affection first premiered on Broadway in 1963. Now, the rarely performed play is back in its first major New Y…

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Gillian Anderson to Play Blanche DuBois in Streetcar at London's Young Vic; Full Season Set by Marc Snetiker

Stage and sscreen star Gillian Anderson will step into the Southern Gothic shoes of Blanche DuBois in an upcoming production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire at London&r…

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Weekend Poll: Which Broadway Buddy Roles Should Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Do Next? by Marc Snetiker

Move over, Lane and Broderick—there’s a new pair of performing pals in town! Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will hit the stage together this fall in Broadway revivals of Waitin…

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