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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Tony Winner Hugh Jackman Takes Another Visit to the Fun Home by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman, who was seen on Broadway earlier this season in Jez Butterworth's The River, attended the April 25 matinee performance of the critically acclaimed new mus…

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Music Theatre International Makes Plans for Global Expansion, Bringing Broadway to Untapped Markets by Mark Shenton and Adam Hetrick

Music Theatre International (MTI), already the largest company in the field of licensing performance rights to musicals in its extensive catalogue in America, has announced a big internation…

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Monday, April 13, 2015

National Tour of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Launches in September; Itinerary Announced by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

The Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder will launch its first national tour in September, producer Joey Parnes announced April 13.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

New York Spring Spectacular, Starring Laura Benanti, Extends Run by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

New York Spring Spectacular, the new multi-media Rockettes stage production that features Tony Award winner Laura Benanti and a host of celebrities who lend their voices and likeness to …

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Controversy, Faith and Reality TV Hit the Stage in “Duck Dynasty” Musical Tonight in Las Vegas by Olivia Clement and Adam Hetrick

The Las Vegas stage production of The Duck Commander Musical, based on the popular, yet controversial family from the A&E series "Duck Dynasty," premieres April 8 …

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Doctor Zhivago Star Will Sing “God Bless America” at Yankees Game by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

Paul Alexander Nolan, who stars in the new Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago, will kick-off the New York Yankees' 2015 season April 6 by singing "God Bless America" during th…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats Revival Likely to Arrive on Broadway in Fall 2016 by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

Citing strong box office for his London revival of Cats, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber says he is now "leaning toward" fall 2016 for the previously-announced Broadway production.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Broadway, Get Ready for a Bloodbath American Psycho Musical Targeting 2016 by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Serial killer Patrick Batemen will likely bow on Broadway in spring 2016, when American Psycho, the new musical by Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, will make its Main Stem bow.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Doctor Zhivago Performance Will Benefit Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

The April 14 preview performance of Doctor Zhivago, which stars Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt and Paul Nolan at the Broadway Theatre, will benefit Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for C…

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3C Playwright David Adjmi Wins “Three’s Company” Court Case by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick

U.S. District Court has ruled in favor of playwright David Adjmi, who has been locked for three years in a legal battle with DLT Entertainment over his Off-Broadway play 3C. DLT claimed …

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Rush Policy Announced for New Broadway Musical Doctor Zhivago by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

The rush policy has been announced for the Broadway premiere of the new musical Doctor Zhivago, which stars Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt and Paul Nolan and begins performances March 2…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Will Gigi Director Eric Schaeffer Bring King Kong to America? by Carey Purcell and Adam Hetrick

Playbill.com has learned that the retooled production of the musical spectacle King Kong, which is looking towards a New York run, will be directed by Eric Schaeffer.

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See More “Into the Woods” Than Ever Before! Hit Film Released on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Today by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

The Blu-ray, DVD and digital releases of the hit film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical Into the Woods, starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick and James Corden, i…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hear It Before Broadway! Download Mini-Allegiance Cast Album With Lea Salonga, George Takei and Tell by Adam Hetrick and Robert Viagas

A mini-cast album of the Broadway-aimed musical Allegiance, starring Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, George Takei and Telly Leung, is available for digital download.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

“Eminem Meets Sweeney Todd,”“Alicia Keys Meets Elphaba”  Must-Read Hamilton Casting Breakdowns! by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Lin-Manuel Miranda is having some fun with the casting breakdowns for his hot new musical Hamilton, which arrives on Broadway in July after a critically-acclaimed run at the Public T…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Two-Disc Cast Album of On the Town Gets Digital Release Today by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

PS Classics' two-disc cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of the musical comedy On the Town, featuring a score by Leonard Bernstein, is released digitall…

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Should They Have Kept It? See Meryl Streep’s Cut Song from “Into the Woods”! by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

"She'll Be Back," a new Stephen Sondheim song written for Meryl Streep to perform as The Witch in the screen adaptation of "Into the Woods," was cut before the film e…

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

See Flash Clip of Meryl Streep Belting Witch’s Cut Song in New “Into the Woods” Blu-Ray Teaser! by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

The new Blu-ray trailer for the Disney at-home release of "Into the Woods" gives fans a brief glimpse of "She'll Be Back," an original Stephen Sondheim song w…

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Wolf Hall Double-Bill Offers $27 Student Tickets, Individual Performances Also for Sale by Adam Hetrick and Mark Shenton, Carey Purcell

The Broadway engagement of Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up the Bodies, based on the history novels by Hilary Mantel about Henry VIII, which will begin performances March 20 at the…

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Witch’s Cut Song, Fan “Easter Eggs” Among Surprises On “Into the Woods” Blu-Ray/DVD Release by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Disney has announced details of the special features that will be included in the Blu-ray, DVD and digital releases of its hit film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine mu…

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Tony Winner Paulo Szot Salutes Sinatra and Jobim in New Concert Act, Starting Tonight by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winner Paulo Szot, who made his Broadway debut as Emile de Becque in the 2008 revival of South Pacific, returns to the Manhattan nightspot 54 Below Feb. 24.

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

“Into the Woods,” Bradley Cooper, Eddie Redmayne, Emma Stone and Meryl Streep Go for Gold on Oscar N by Adam Hetrick and Carey Purcell

Tony Award winner Eddie Redmayne, Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Meryl Streep are among the nominees for the 87th Academy Awards, which are presented Feb. 22 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywoo…

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Oscar Nominee Bradley Cooper’s London-Bound Elephant Man Ends Broadway Run by Carey Purcell and Adam Hetrick

The hit Broadway revival of The Elephant Man, starring four-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, concludes its run Feb. 21 at the Booth Theatre. The production, which will transfer…

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Sign On to Roar in Rockettes’ Spring Spectacular by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Award-winning comedians and writers Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been announced to lend their voices as the New York Public Library's famed lion statues in New York Spring Spectacul…

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Helen Hayes Theatre Owners Reveal Change of Heart, Will Second Stage Sale Go Through for Broadway Th by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

The New York Times reports that the planned $25 million sale of Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre to the Off-Broadway non-profit Second Stage, may be in peril.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Injured John Cameron Mitchell Will Miss Hedwig; Michael C. Hall Back in the Wig by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia, Carey Purcell

John Cameron Mitchell, the co-creator and original star of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, who is reprising his performance in the Broadway production, will take a week-long hiatus from t…

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Monday, February 9, 2015

James Barbour Is Broadway’s New Phantom of the Opera, Starting Tonight by Michael Gioia and Adam Hetrick

James Barbour, a Drama Desk nominee for A Tale of Two Cities, assumes the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera beginning Feb. 9 at the Majestic Theatre.

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Norm Lewis Ends History-Making Engagement in Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera by Adam Hetrick and Karu F. Daniels

Norm Lewis, the first African-American actor to star in the title role of the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera, ends his extended run in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Fe…

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Somewhere in Time Musical, With Laura Osnes and Ryan Silverman, Begins NYC Workshop by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Workshop presentations of the new Broadway-aimed musical Somewhere in Time, which stars Drama Desk Award nominee Ryan Silverman and Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes and Marc Kudi…

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Side Show Revival Album, With Bonus Track and New Songs, Changes Release Date by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

The cast recording for the reimagined revival of the cult musical Side Show, which starred Erin Davie and Emily Padgett as conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, will be released …

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Side Show Revival Album, With Bonus Tracks and New Songs, Changes Release Date by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

The cast recording for the reimagined revival of the cult musical Side Show, which starred Erin Davie and Emily Padgett as conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, will be released …

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