Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Really Really Gorgeous (through February 9th) by Theater With A Twist

Really Really Gorgeous at The Tank, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC. In association with Lucy Powis and the Hodgepodge Group. By Nick Mecikalski, Directed by

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2019 Kenyan Theatre Award Winners by Alexander Nderitu

The 6th Edition of the Sanaa Theatre Awards took place in Nairobi city on December 17th, 2019. Sanaa Theatre Awards, founded by journalist and playwright George Orido in 2013, is Kenya’s o…

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“Ellen West” at The Prototype Festival by Abigail Weil

Two embarrassing conditions unsettled me at the top of Ellen West, the new opera by Ricky Ian Gordon based on the poem of the same name by Frank Bidart: I had to cough, and I was hungry. The…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Tickets Are Now on Sale for Lynn Nottage & Ricky Ian Gordon's Intimate Apparel Opera Off-Broadway by

Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming world premiere opera Intimate Apparel, based on the award-winning play by two-time Pulitzer winner Lynn Nottage. Tony winner Bartlett Sher will dir…

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You Happened! Three-Time Tony Nominee Kevin Chamberlin Joins Cast of The Prom Film by Andy Lefkowitz

Kevin Chamberlin is going to prom! The multi-talented Broadway veteran will play the role of Sheldon Saperstein in the upcoming screen adaptation off the Tony-nominated musical The Prom. Ch…

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Margo Lion, Tony-Winning Lead Producer of Hairspray, Dies at 75 by

Margo Lion, a prolific producer who helped shepherd more than two dozen works to Broadway and off-Broadway, passed away on January 24, according to The New York Times. Her son, Matthew Neme…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Rob McClure Addresses Concerns Over MRS. DOUBTFIRE's Impact On Transgender Community At BroadwayCon

Rob McClure addressed concerns about how the upcoming Mrs. Doubtfire handles it's crossdressing lead character following media reports of the show seeking advice from GLAAD, amongst other LG…

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Dance Review: ‘Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake’ at the Kennedy Center by Norah Dick

Matthew Bourne’s “Swan Lake” is not your mother’s Swan Lake, and it’s marvelous indeed. A gorgeous reinvention of ballet’s revered classic, the production, in performance by Bour…

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STOREWAY TO HEAVEN by Joe Dziemianowicz

There is ace work all around in this story of have-nots living paycheck-to-paycheck.

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet does what the company does well by Admin

The Joyce Theater, New York, NY.January 22, 2020. Complexions Contemporary Ballet, now in its 26th year, remains one of the leading contemporary ballet companies. Its mission — to create …

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

The Kennedy Center’s Alicia Adams on playwright Femi Osofisan’s ‘Not All Canoes Sail Back Home’ and the 2020 ‘Boundless: Africa’ series by David Siegel

There was revolution in the air. Decolonization of Africa was taking shape. The world was on fire. And The Kennedy Center’s World Stages will be providing audiences a taste of those times.…

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From the intuition of feelings I passed naturally to the inner image with its peculiarities and details. (MLIA)

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A Quick 5 with Playwright Ariel Mitchell – ‘Give Me Moonlight’ at Motor House by Max Garner

Ariel Mitchell is a young playwright from Maryland whose star is on the rise. Her play Give Me Moonlight receives its world premiere in Baltimore by Rapid Lemon Productions. We caught up wit…

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‘A Quick 5’ with Noah Diaz, playwright ‘Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally’ at Baltimore Center Stage by Susan Brall

On February 6through March 1, 2020, BCS will be presenting a play, “Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally,” by emerging playwright, Noah Diaz directed by Taylor Reynolds in Co-Produc…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Rupert Julian: Pioneering Director from Down Under by Trav S.D.

A wink and a nod to silent screen actor/director Rupert Julian (Percival Hayes, 1879-1943). How appropriate that his birthday falls on Australia Day eve, for, though he was actually from New…

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Celebrating the Lunar New Year with ‘The Emperor’s Nightingale’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

To coincide with the celebration of the Lunar New Year this weekend, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, now in its 43rd season, has presented a remount of The Emperor’s Nightingale (which made i…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Sydney Festival Director Wesley Enoch awarded Order of Australia by Peter J Snee

Festival Director Wesley Enoch has today been announced as a Member of the Order of Australia, in recognition of his

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2020’s One Book, One Philadelphia kickoff drew a huge crowd for author Tommy Orange by Margaret Darby

The launch of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s 2020 One Book, One Philadelphia program drew a crowd to hear Tommy Orange talk about his debut novel, ‘There There.’ Margaret Darby was…

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Margo Lion Dies: Producer For ‘Hairspray’ And ‘Angels In America’ Was 75 by Bruce Haring

Margo Lion, the producer behind the Tony-winning musical adaption of Hairspray, died January 24 at age 75. She had a brain aneurysm, according to her son. Lion was an independent producer wi…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

VIDEOS: Lin-Manuel Miranda and His Father Discuss IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON, and More at Sundance

Lin-Manuel Miranda and his father, Luis, recently sat down for a chat with Variety at the Sundance Film Festival.

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What to see this week in the UK by Andrew Pulver, Sophie Harris, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

From The Personal History of David Copperfield to Madonna, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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PHOTO: Princess Diana Meets the Six Wives of Henry VIII at BroadwayCon!

You never know who is going to meet up at BroadwayCon! This year, Princess Diana (Jeanna de Waal) got to meet the six wives of Henry VIII!

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The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents ‘False Starts’ by Gail Obenreder

Delaware Symphony plays works by Borodin, Elgar, and Rachmaninoff that had difficult premieres in their own times. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Alex Brightman Says June 6 is 'Not the End of BEETLEJUICE'

Alex Brightman revealed that there is still hope that Beetlejuice will relocate, after it departs the Winter Garden Theatre in June.

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VIDEO: The Cast of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES Sings 'Born to be Brave' Buspool Karaoke-Style

The cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series! cast sang along to 'Born to Be Brave,' a song from the series, on a bus. In the segment they call 'Buspool Karaoke,' watch the cast …

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Julie Taymor on overcoming Hollywood testosterone in 'The Glorias' by Katie Hasty

Part of the propulsion for Julie Taymor to tell the life story of feminist icon Gloria Steinem on screen — in her new film The Glorias — was personal. The two women met more than a decad…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

How to Load a Musket by David Kaufman

An essay more than a play, with players as opposed to characters, "How to Load a Musket" is a racist diatribe that fails to make its points coherently. The costumes and appointments on the w…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Margo Lion, Tony-Winning Lead Producer of Hairspray, Has Died by

Margo Lion, a prolific producer who helped shepherd more than two dozen works to the Broadway and off-Broadway stage, passed away on January 24. Harvey Fierstein, original star of Hairspray…

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The Guys Have It in Our Lively List of Must-Do Events for the Week of January 27 to February 2 by Kathy Henderson

It’s raining men (hallelujah!) on stage and in concert in this week’s must-do events—specifically Jordan Fisher, André De Shields, Charles Busch and Tituss Burgess. Check them out, al…

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What the Constitution Means to Me still vital and incisive at the Mark Taper Forum: Review by Maureen Lee Lenker

For centuries, women’s pain has been deemed the only narrative worthy of storytelling. Whether in gonzo revenge fantasy or prestige drama, if we’re not suffering, it’s not worthy of se…

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‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ at Arena: women fighting their forever war by Bob Ashby

You will not this season see a more beautiful, emotionally wrenching portrayal of profound love than in Arena Stage’s production of Ursula Rani Sarma’s A Thousand Splendid Suns. Based on…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Protesters rally at ‘West Side Story’ against Amar Ramasar casting by Caitlin Huston

A group of protesters gathered outside the Broadway Theatre Friday night to speak out against the casting of Amar Ramasar in the “West Side Story” revival.  Ramasar, who plays Bernardo …

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On the Many Screen Versions of “The Turn of the Screw” by Trav S.D.

In response to nationwide release today of The Turning, a little post on Henry James’ 1898 The Turn of the Screw, the novella on which it is based, and it’s previous film versions. The T…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at noon (Broadway Time)

The Transfiguration of Benjamin Banneker: Theodora Skipitares’ puppetry collage about an 18th Century African-American astronomer, a 20th Century bl by New York Theater

In this gorgeous, enlightening and ambitious —  if over-stuffed — hour-long theatrical collage, Theodora Skipitares uses the eerie visual splendor of puppetry to illuminate a serious su…

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Inside the Meet and Greet for Roundabout's 72 Miles to Go... Off-Broadway by Nathan Skethway

The new play by Hilary Bettis begins previews February 13 at the Laura Pels Theatre.

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Margo Lion, Producer Behind Hairspray, Jelly's Last Jam, and More, Dies at 75 by Mark Peikert

Ms. Lion also worked on Angels in America, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, and Triumph of Love.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11am (Broadway Time)

BWW TV: See Tommy Bracco In An Exclusive Interview At BroadwayCon 2020 - Live at 4:15pm!

The world will know that BroadwayWorld is chatting with Newsies and Pretty Woman's Tommy Bracco live from this year's BroadwayCon! Be sure to in today at 4:15pm on BroadwayWorld's Facebook…

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MAYBE HAPPY ENDING'S Kenny Tran Takes Over Instagram Sunday!

Get ready because Kenny Tran is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story this Sunday, January 26th, at the new musical Maybe Happy Ending, directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden! Be sure…

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VIDEO: Watch Clips of Samantha Barks, Ramin Karimloo, and More in CHESS in Japan

As BroadwayWorld previously announced, a production of Chess is headed to Osaka's Umeda Arts Theater, starring Ramin Karimloo and Samantha Barks! Directed by Nick Winston, the production wil…

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‘Funny, haunting, moving & strangely uplifting’: YOU STUPID DARKNESS! – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★ by Rev Stan

Given everything that is going on in the world politically and environmentally You Stupid Darkness! feels like it has captured the mood, the battle to stay cheerful and hopeful when everythi…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Max & Louie's 'Songs for Nobodies' is an intimate triumph by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Debby Lennon pays tribute to classic singers in Max & Louie production.

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‘Hairspray’ producer Margo Lion dies at age 75 by Caitlin Huston

Margo Lion, the Tony-Award winning producer of “Hairspray,” died on Friday evening at the age of 75, according to media reports.  Lion, who also brought “Jelly’s Last Jam” and “…

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The Broadway Walking Tour Made for Theatre Fans, History Buffs, and Broadway Newbies by Ruthie Fierberg

The best kept secret of daytime Broadway-themed activities in New York City.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Forbidden Broadway ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons January 28, 2019: Now in its 31st year, Forbidden Broadway is again making gentle (and not so gentle) fun of our favorite (and not so favorite) Broadway shows, past…

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Margo Lion, Producer of ‘Hairspray’ and More, Dies at 75 by Neil Genzlinger

In an era when big-budget theater was an increasingly corporate affair, Ms. Lion was a proudly independent producer.

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Margo Lion, Tony Award-Winning Producer of HAIRSPRAY and More, Has Passed Away

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Margo Lion, Broadway and off-Broadway producer, has passed away. Lion is best known for her role in producing Hairspray.

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“If truth doesn’t matter, we’re lost” – transcript and video of Adam Schiff’s closing arguments in Trump Impeachment Trial Days 4 and 5 by New York Theater

A transcript and video of the closing arguments both Thursday and Friday by Representative Adam Schiff, the House impeachment manager for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in t…

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A New Show for the Year of the Rat! by Trav S.D.

Happy Chinese Year of the Rat! Today seems an ideal time to announce the imminent emergence of a show I have been working on for years with composer David Malamud, The Twisted Tale of the Ra…

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Photo Coverage: BroadwayCon Gives Fans a First Look at SIX, COMPANY, SING STREET, MRS. DOUBTFIRE, and More!

During the first night of BroadwayCon, the First Look event was held. The event gave fans a first look into this season's new musicals. Shows that performed at this year's event included Six…

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VIDEO: Norwegian Musician Leo Moracchioli Performs a Metal Cover of 'Into the Unknown' From FROZEN 2

We've seen a lot of covers of Into the Unknown from Frozen 2, but here's a new unique one from Norwegian musician Leo Moracchioli. Moracchioli took to YouTube to upload a metal cover of the …

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Review: The Sunset Limited, Boulevard Theatre by Suzannah Ball

Review: The Sunset Limited, Boulevard Theatre 4.0stars The Sunset Limited dabbles in discussing the depressive state man finds himself in, until it propels forward and it finds itself questi…

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Review: Us Two, The Space by Nina Cave

Review: Us Two, The Space3.0starsTwo women sit in a cafe gazing at the menu, their nails, anything but each other.  Lizzy (Karina Cornwell) and Beth (Kara Stanley) have been friends since t…

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‘A gob-smacking vitality & originality’: SCENES WITH GIRLS – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Scenes with Girls at the Royal Court is like an exciting blast of fresh air blowing through the often stale world of contemporary new writing.

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Seattle stages will soon be packed with princesses. Is that a problem? by Megan Burbank

If you happen to be a 5-year-old big into princesses, you’ll have a stacked arts calendar over the next couple of months, from "Frozen" at The Paramount Theatre to "Bliss" at The 5th Ave a…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Olivier Award winner Janie Dee to star in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Charing Cross Theatre

It has been announced that Olivier Award-winning actress Janie Dee is set to star as Masha in the upcoming London Charing Cross Theatre production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, wh…

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9 videos that trace the Kinky Boots journey from stage back to screen

As we count down to KINKY BOOTS sashaying into 650+ cinema screens via More2Screen in February, have a look at the official cinema trailer - and eight other unmissable videos that trace the …

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Hollywood ‘sequelitis’ and why pay-TV follows a different script

Decades-long trend of film sequels is not abating, but the big studios may be willing to chase some of their smaller rivals

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Rachel Tucker to star in the Broadway production of Come From Away

Fan favourite Rachel Tucker, who is perhaps best known for starring as Elphaba in both the West End and New York productions of Wicked, will cross the pond this spring to take over the ro…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Only Fools And Horses musical announces West End extension

Lovely jubbly! Only Fools And Horses ⁠— the hit West End musical based on the cult favourite television sitcom of the same name ⁠— will extend its run at London's Theatre Royal …

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‘A historical epic that demands to be heard’: THE WELKIN – National Theatre by Ian Foster

Lucy Kirkwood returns to the National Theatre with The Welkin, starring a brilliant ensemble led by Maxine Peake.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 5am (Broadway Time)

NEWS: Mischief’s Comedy About a Bank Robbery posts closing notices for 3 May by Press Releases

Mischief Theatre's long-running heist hit The Comedy About a Bank Robbery has posted closing notices at the West End's Criterion Theatre. It will finish on 3 May 2020, at the end of its curr…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Interview with Riverdance Lead Dancer WILL BRYANT by Michael J. Roberts

Showbiz Chicago Interview with <em>Riverdance</em> Lead Dancer WILL BRYANT Lead Dancer WILL BRYANT on the reimagined RIVERDANCE 25th ANNIVERSARY SHOW  that will play Broadway…

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Review: A musicologist calls for a ban on Beethoven and the Pittsburgh Symphony performs Beethoven's 'Fidelio' by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Just because the Pittsburgh Symphony hasn’t played a particular piece before doesn’t mean it should. That goes for music by any composer.

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On the Couch with Daley King by Arts Review

Who is Daley King? Daley King is (in no particular order) an eclectic, neurodiverse, genderqueer, Maori performance artist, writer, stage manager, and social justice advocate, who has two co…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 1am (Broadway Time)

On the Couch with L.J.M. Owen by Arts Review

Who is L.J.M. Owen? An author-archaeologist-literary festival director who collects crime novels, kitchen paraphernalia and cats. Somewhat eclectic. What would you do differently to what you…

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“The Fifth Act” or Theatrical Requiem with Niko Gorsic by Ivanka Apostolova Baskar

Niko Gorsic is a Slovenian actor, performer, and theater director working under the pseudonym “Nick Upper”. He is also a writer, journalist, editor, and a dance and art critic. In the ye…

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Review: Tachis and Wright deliver comedic antics in ‘Taking Steps’ by Joanne Engelhardt

British playwright Alan Ayckbourn has written more than 70 plays, most of them comedies and quite a number of which could rightly be called farces. “Taking Steps” is one of those, though…

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Helping Drama Students Succeed Part 4: The Class Clown by Kerry Hishon

This month we’re focusing on helping different types of students in your drama class succeed. In the fourth and final part of this series, we’re focusing on the class clowns. Going back …

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Welcome to the Rock! Episode 8 by James Marino

Welcome to the podcast series, “Welcome to the Rock!” A behind the curtain peek at what it takes to get a show from a seed of an idea all the way to a Broadway hit. The international hit…

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Ramin Karimloo and Samantha Barks Star in Chess, Beginning January 25 in Japan by Andrew Gans

Nick Winston directs and choreographs the production.

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