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Monday, May 25, 2015

Chita Rivera Honored by League of Professional Theatre Women (Photos) by Matt Blank

The League of Professional Theatre Women presented Tony Award winner Chita Rivera with its 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award at the League's Awards Luncheon, held Dec. 9 at Sardi’s.The a…

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Real-Life NFL Great Paul Hornung Attends Lombardi (Photos) by Matt Blank

Hall of Fame former football player Paul Hornung, who is portrayed in Broadway’s Lombardi by Bill Dawes, took in the production the afternoon of Dec. 12 and stopped to meet the cast ba…

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Real-Life NFL Great Paul Hornung Attends Lombardi (Photos) by Matt Blank

Hall of Fame former football player Paul Hornung, who is portrayed in Broadway’s Lombardi by Bill Dawes, took in the production the afternoon of Dec. 12 and stopped to meet the cast ba…

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A Cover Story: The Importance of Being Earnest at the American Airlines Theatre by Matt Blank

The Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest begins performances at the American Airlines Theatre Dec. 17.According to Roundabout notes, “The Im…

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Lance Bass Guests at My Big Gay Italian Wedding (Photos) by Matt Blank

Former NSYNC band member Lance Bass was the special guest star in My Big Gay Italian Wedding Dec. 16 at Off-Broadway’s St. Luke’s Theatre.Bass has also made guest appearances in …

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Our Favorite Celebrity Holiday Card (Photo) by Matt Blank

Okay, it was the only celebrity holiday card we received, but we’re pretty sure it would have been our favorite anyway!The clever card comes from Avenue Q Tony nominee Stephanie D̵…

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Our Favorite Celebrity Holiday Card (Photo) by Matt Blank

Okay, it was the only celebrity holiday card we received, but we’re pretty sure it would have been our favorite anyway!The clever card comes from Avenue Q Tony nominee Stephanie D̵…

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A New Year’s Greeting From Sutton Foster as Reno Sweeney (Photo) by Matt Blank

Tony Award winner Sutton Foster will soon return to Broadway as Reno Sweeney in Roundabout’s 2011 revival of Anything Goes.Reno wishes all of her fans a Happy Holiday with this photo.F…

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Spider-Man New Yorker Cover (Photo) by Matt Blank

The current cover of New Yorker magazine comments on the multiple injuries that have plagued the new musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, which is currently in previews at the Foxwoods The…

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Glenn Beck Gives Spider-Man a Rave Review (Video) by Matt Blank

With so much of the media buzzing about Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, conservative radio and TV host Glenn Beck has thrown his hat into the ring. After attending a recent performance, the of…

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Anthony Warlow and Lucy Maunder Sing "Now" from Dr. Zhivago (Video) by Matt Blank

Internationally-known Australian musical theatre star Anthony Warlow will soon make his return to the stage in the new musical Dr. Zhivago, directed by Des McAnuff.The work, previously seen …

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A Cover Story: That Championship Season by Matt Blank

A Broadway revival of Jason Miller’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning 1972 drama That Championship Season begins performances at the Jacobs Theatre Feb. 9.According to producers, ̶…

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A Cover Story: Good People by Matt Blank

The world premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People begins performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Feb. 8. We've got your first look at the Playbill cover.Here’s how the dr…

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A Cover Story: Good People by Matt Blank

The world premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People begins performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Feb. 8. We've got your first look at the Playbill cover.Here’s how the dr…

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A Cover Story: The Book of Mormon by Matt Blank

The Book of Mormon, from the creators of “South Park” and a co-creator of Avenue Q, begins performances at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Feb. 24.The musical was penned by R…

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Laura Osnes Joins Paulo Szot at the Cafe Carlyle (Photos) by Matt Blank

Paulo Szot, who won a Tony Award for his performance as Emile de Becque in Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, opened a…

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A First Look at Christie Brinkley as Chicago’s Roxie Hart (Photo) by Matt Blank

Supermodel Christie Brinkley will make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in the long-running revival of Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre beginning April 4.Brinkley made her acting debut in 1…

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A Cover Story: Catch Me If You Can by Matt Blank

Catch Me If You Can, the new Broadway musical from Tony Award-winning Hairspray songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, begins previews at the Neil Simon Theatre March 11.The show, accor…

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A Cover Story: Arcadia by Matt Blank

A Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia begins performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre Feb. 26. Here is an early look at the cover of the Playbill for the production.Arcadia, accord…

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A Cover Story: Wonderland by Matt Blank

The new Frank Wildhorn-Gregory Boyd-Jack Murphy musical Wonderland - A New Alice. A New Musical begins performances March 21 at the Marquis Theatre. Here is an early look at cover of the Bro…

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Susan Stroman, Debra Monk and John Kander Visit the York’s Road to Qatar! (Photos) by Matt Blank

Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman, Tony Award-winning actress Debra Monk and legendary composer John Kander paid a visit to a recent performance of the new musical The …

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A Cover Story: Wonderland by Matt Blank

The new Frank Wildhorn-Gregory Boyd-Jack Murphy musical Wonderland - A New Alice. A New Musical begins performances March 21 at the Marquis Theatre. Here is an early look at cover of the Bro…

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A Cover Story: Priscilla Queen of the Desert by Matt Blank

The new musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert begins performances at the Palace Theatre Feb. 28.The show is drawn from the Academy Award-winning film “The Adventures of Priscilla Queen…

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First Look at Off-Broadway’s A Perfect Future (Photos) by Matt Blank

Tony Award-winning producer Andy Sandberg (Hair, The Last Smoker in America), Whitney Hoagland Edwards and Neal-Rose Creations present the world premiere of David Hay’s A Perfect Futur…

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A Cover Story: Anything Goes by Matt Blank

The new Roundabout revival of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes begins previews at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre March 10.Directed by Kathleen Marshall, the production stars Sutton Foster as …

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Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. and Professor Jennifer Morgan Take Part in Driving Miss Daisy Talkback (Photos) by Matt Blank

Driving Miss Daisy's talkback series, celebrating Black History Month, continued Feb. 16 with a visit from former United States congressman and frequent “Morning Joe” contributor…

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A Cover Story: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying by Matt Blank

A 50th anniversary revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying begins performances at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre Feb. 26.The classic musical, which follows a young window was…

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A Cover Story: Ghetto Klown by Matt Blank

Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo returns to Broadway Feb. 21 in his new solo show Ghetto Klown at the Lyceum Theatre.The 12-week engagement will take audiences “from his adolescent mem…

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Jets Owner Woody Johnson Visits Broadway’s Lombardi (Photos) by Matt Blank

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson visited the Broadway production of Lombardi the evening of Feb. 22.Johnson hosted an onstage talkback following the show and headed backstage to meet with t…

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"The Help" Author Kathryn Stockett Offers Driving Miss Daisy Talkback (Photos) by Matt Blank

Bestselling author Kathryn Stockett (”The Help”) took part in the final Driving Miss Daisy talkback on Feb. 23. She was joined by Columbia professor Jonathan Schorsch and CBS New…

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A Cover Story: Sister Act The Musical by Matt Blank

Sister Act The Musical will begin previews March 24 at the Broadway Theatre.According to producers, “When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective cu…

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