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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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Side Show Revival Album, With Bonus Track and New Songs, Sets Release 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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Saturday, January 24, 2015

NYC Kids Get the Chance to Rock in Broadway’s School of Rock Today! by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Young performers who sing and also play musical instruments are being sought in a nationwide casting call for the upcoming Broadway premiere of School of Rock. An open call takes place Jan. …

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Sting Musical The Last Ship Ends Short-Lived Broadway Run by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

The Last Ship, the new musical by and starring 16-time Grammy winner Sting — inspired by the songwriter's own childhood — ends its Broadway Jan. 24 after…

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Actors from Wicked and After Midnight Join Laura Benanti for Rockettes’ Spring Spectacular by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Jared Grimes and Lenny Wolpe have been announced to co-star with Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti in the New York Spring Spectacular, the new Rockettes stage production that …

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Oscars-Bound Bradley Cooper Prompts Broadway’s Elephant Man to Close a Day Early by Carey Purcell and Adam Hetrick

The Broadway revival of The Elephant Man, starring four-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, will conclude its run Feb. 21, producers announced Jan. 21. Cooper's busy awards se…

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Somewhere in Time Musical, With Laura Osnes and Ryan Silverman, Reveals Full Cast by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Complete casting has been revealed for the workshop presentations of the new Broadway-aimed musical Somewhere in Time, which stars Drama Desk Award nominee Ryan Silverman and To…

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

See Photos From “Wild and Woolly” Recording Session of Tori Amos’ The Light Princess Cast Album by Adam Hetrick and Carey Purcell

Grammy Award winner Tori Amos shared photos from the recording session of The Light Princess, the new musical that opened at the National's Lyttelton Theatre last October.

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Heart of Robin Hood Extends Toronto Run and Delays Broadway Bow by Adam Hetrick and Carey Purcell

Tony Award winner Gabriel Ebert and Tony nominee Euan Morton lead the cast of The Heart of Robin Hood — the inventive and athletic stage adaptation of the classic tale she…

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On-Sale Tix Dates Announced for Kander and Ebb’s The Visit, Starring Chita Rivera by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

Tickets for the streamlined, one-act incarnation of the Kander and Ebb musical The Visit, which begins previews March 26 at the Lyceum Theatre, will go on sale to the general public Feb.…

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor Will Return to The Last Five Years by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe, who co-starred in the acclaimed Second Stage Theatre revival of Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years, will reunite for a three-…

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Star-Studded “Into the Woods” Film Brings in $140 Million Worldwide by Michael Gioia and Adam Hetrick, Carey Purcell

Disney's hit film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical Into the Woods, starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick and James Corden, has grossed $140 million worldwide in…

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pub Landlord Al Murray on his election strategy: ‘I could drink Nigel Farage and William Hague under the table’ by Joanthan Freedland, Peter Bradshaw, Ian Cobain, Imogen Fox, Richard Adams, Alexis Petridis, Amelia Gentleman, Susan Smillie, Jonathan Jones, Hugh Muir, Jay Rayner, Heather Stewart and John Crace

The comedian is to stand against Farage for South Thanet in the 2015 general election. But what are his guvnorment’s policies? Guardian experts question him on welfare, freedom, immigratio…

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Motown Moves Out; Hit Broadway Musical Closes With Promise of 2016 Return by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Motown The Musical, the Broadway show featuring music from the legendary Motown catalogue, ends its Broadway run Jan. 18 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Producers intend to bring the jukeb…

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Motown Recoups $18 Million Investment in Time for Closing Night by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Motown The Musical, the Broadway show featuring music from the legendary Motown catalogue, recouped its $18 million investment at the end of 2014, producers announced Jan. 16. The production…

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Eddie Redmayne, Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods” Earn Oscar Nominations 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 were announced Jan. 15 at 8:30 AM ET.

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