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Monday, February 22, 2016

See Who Will Play Bill Gates and Steve Jobs in Broadway Musical Nerds by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Tony nominee Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon) and Bryan Fenkart (Memphis) have been tapped to play tech giants Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, respectively, in the forthcoming Broadway musi…

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See Who Will Play Bill Gates and Steve Jobs in Broadway Musical \nNerds by Robert Viagas,adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Tony nominee Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon) and Bryan Fenkart (Memphis) have been tapped to play tech giants Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, respectively, in the forthcoming Broadway mus…

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Is Bull Durham Musical Headed to Broadway? by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

Bull Durham, the baseball musical that ended its world-premiere run in October 2014 at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, is aiming for Broadway, according to a report in wralsportsfan.com.

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Sandy Duncan Exits Broadway’s Finding Neverland Abruptly by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick

Sandy Duncan has left the cast of Broadway's Finding Neverland just days after coming aboard the musical.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Bill Gates-Steve Jobs Musical Nerds Sets New Broadway Start Date by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Nerds, the new musical about tech giants Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, will begin Broadway previews April 1, one day later than originally announced. The production will bow at the Longacre The…

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Tickets Go on Sale Today for Motown’s Broadway Return by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick

Tickets go on sale to the general public Feb. 16 for the midsummer Broadway encore of Motown The Musical, the hit show featuring music from the legendary Motown catalogue, which ended a 738&…

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Verdict: Are the Critics Taking a Chance on Encores! Cabin in the Sky? by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winners Chuck Cooper and LaChanze as well as Tony nominee Norm Lewis star in the City Center Encores! staging of the 1940 Vernon Duke-John Latouche musical Cabin in the Sky, w…

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Disney’s Frozen Sets Denver 2017 Pre-Broadway Premiere by Adam Hetrick and Robert Viagas

The stage adaptation of Disney's hit animated film musical Frozen will premiere at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in August 2017 prior to a spring 2018 Broadway arrival.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Broadway’s Amazing Grace Sets Date for Cast Album Release; Tour Planned by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick

The Broadway musical Amazing Grace, which closed Oct. 25, 2015, at the Nederlander Theatre, has been recorded by DMI Soundtracks and will be released in digital and CD formats on Feb. 26.

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Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis Star in Encores! Cabin in the Sky, Starting Tonight by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winners Chuck Cooper and LaChanze as well as Tony nominee Norm Lewis star in the Feb. 10-14 City Center Encores! staging of the 1940 Vernon Duke-John Latouche musical Cabi…

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Casting Announced for First Mentor Project Play at Cherry Lane by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick

Off-Broadway's Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the first in its series of Mentor Project plays, Christopher Gabriel Núñez's The Surgeon and He…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats to Preen on Screen? by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick

Tom Hooper, who directed the hit 2012 film adaptation of Les Misérables, is in talks to film the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats, according to The Sun of London.

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Tickets Go on Pre-Sale Today for Motown’s Broadway Return by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick

Tickets go on pre-sale Feb. 8 for the Broadway encore of Motown The Musical, the hit show featuring music from the legendary Motown catalogue, which ended a 738-performance Broadway …

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Box Office for Shuffle Along, With Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell, Opens Today by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick

The Music Box Theatre box office opens Feb. 1 at 10 AM for tickets to the anticipated new production Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed.

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

King Charles III, Full of Passion and Pageantry, Ends Reign on Broadway Tonight by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick

King Charles III, the Olivier Award-winning Best Play that imagines a future in which Britain's current Queen Elizabeth II has passed away and her son, the current Prince Charles, ha…

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David Mamet’s China Doll, Starring Al Pacino, Ends Broadway Run as a Hit by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick

David Mamet's latest play, China Doll, which opened on Broadway last fall starring Al Pacino, ends its run Jan. 31. Despite earning some of the more negative reviews of the season, the p…

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

“Trumbo,” “Spotlight” Lead SAG Nominations; Carol Burnett Gets Lifetime Achievement Tonight by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick

The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are presented Jan. 30 on TNT and TBS Jan. 30 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

If/Then National Tour Welcomes New Stars Tonight by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

The national tour of If/Then welcomes Jackie Burns, Tamyra Gray and Matthew Hydzik to its principal cast Jan. 27 in Dallas, TX.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Cabaret National Tour, Starring Randy Harrison, Launches Tonight by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

The national tour of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret, co-starring Randy Harrison ("Queer As Folk," Wicked) and Andrea Goss, launches Jan. 26 in Providence, RI at the Providence Pe…

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

“Glee” Alumnus Adam Lambert Joins Cast of Fox’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show” by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick

"American Idol" finalist and "Glee" actor Adam Lambert has joined the cast of Fox-TV's fall broadcast of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." He will play E…

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High-Tech Nerds Musical Books Broadway’s Longacre for Spring Opening by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Promising "the most progressive technology ever seen on Broadway," Nerds, the new musical about tech giants Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, has booked Broadway's Longacre Theatre fo…

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Watch Complete “In Performance” Broadcast, With Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell (Video) by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

The complete broadcast of "A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House," which aired Jan. 8 on PBS, is now available for online viewing. The evening fea…

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Fox’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Remake Announces Its Brad, Janet, Rocky and Riff-Raff! by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick

Actress and recording artist Victoria Justice (“Victorious”) and Ryan McCarten (“Liv & Maddie,” Heathers the Musical) have been announced to p…

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Fox’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Remake Announces Its Brad, Jane, Rocky and Riff-Raff! by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick

Actress and recording artist Victoria Justice (“Victorious”) and Ryan McCarten (“Liv & Maddie,” Heathers the Musical) have been announced to p…

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

With Promise of a Broadway Return, 39 Steps Ends Off-Broadway by Adam Hetrick and Olivia Clement

The Off-Broadway return of Patrick Barlow's Tony Award-nominated comedy 39 Steps, which began previews April 2015 at the Union Square Theatre, ends its run Jan. 3.

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Hear a Track from Spring Awakening Tony Winner’s New Album! by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

Johnny Gallagher — also known as Tony-winning Spring Awakening actor John Gallagher, Jr. — will release his debut solo recording in 2016.

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda Tweets Glimpse of Book Taking Readers Inside Broadway’s Hamilton by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick

Hamilton creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda has tweeted proofs of the Grand Central Publishing's book about the show, which itself was inspired by Ron Chernow's over-800 page &q…

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Why History Has Its Eyes on Hamilton’s Diversity by Adam Perez, Ashley Ross and Salima Koroma

“We have the opportunity to reclaim a history that some of us don’t necessarily think is our own"

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Imelda Staunton’s Acclaimed London Gypsy Sets December Broadcast Date by Robert Viagas and Adam Hetrick

The acclaimed London revival of Gypsy, starring Imelda Staunton, which was filmed for broadcast, will air on BB4 Dec. 27, according to the show's Facebook page.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Cabaret National Tour Introduces Its Emcee and Sally Bowles by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

The upcoming national tour of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret has announced that it will co-star Randy Harrison ("Queer As Folk," Wicked) and Andrea Gross, a cast member of the re…

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Exclusive: Lauren Worsham and Kyle Jarrow’s Sky Pony Releases Theatrical Music Video by Adam Hetrick and Robert Viagas

Check out the theatrical new music video "The Watcher" from the Indie-pop band Sky-Pony, headed by Lauren Worsham of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.

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