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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hamilton’s Anthony Ramos Joins Lady Gaga-Bradley Cooper Star Is Born Remake by Adam Hetrick

Ramos will play an aspiring dancer in the latest remake of the 1937 film classic.

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Broadway Has Another Record-Breaking Year at the Box Office by Adam Hetrick

The 2016–2017 season’s 45 productions raked in $1.4 billion at the box office.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

New Director Boards Tootsie Musical Ahead of June Reading by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana takes on the role originated on screen by Dustin Hoffman.

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Experience the Tony-Honored The Encounter in Its Entirety in This Filmed Performance by Adam Hetrick

Put on your headphones and watch—and hear—Simon McBurney’s sonically immersive play.

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Barrett Foa, Jonah Platt, Donna Lynne Champlin to Join The Skivvies in L.A. by Adam Hetrick

The stripped-down musical duo of Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina will play Rockwell Table & Stage May 28 and 30.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Joel Grey Will Join Talkback at Paley Center’s George M! Screening by Adam Hetrick

The Tony- and Oscar-winning actor will attend the May 28 New York screening of the 1968 Broadway musical.

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Nicole Kidman Goes Sci-Fi Punk in New Teasers for John Cameron Mitchell’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties by Adam Hetrick

Kidman, Alex Sharp, Ruth Wilson, and Elle Fanning star in the film about a young alien girl who falls for a punk in 1970s London.

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Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Will Develop Musicals by Tysen and Miller, Jenny Giering, and Will Van Dyke by Adam Hetrick

The retreat provides a secluded summer getaway for writers of new musicals in the Hudson Valley.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

MTI Acquires Rights to My Fair Lady, Camelot, Brigadoon, and More by Adam Hetrick

The acquisition also includes performance rights to Lerner and Loewe’s early work The Day Before Spring.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Abby Mueller, Katie Rose Clarke, and More Are Part of Huey Lewis Musical Reading by Adam Hetrick

The Heart of Rock and Roll uses the hit songs of the 1980s hit-maker.

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King Kong Musical Will Conquer Broadway in 2018; Harry Potter Scribe Joins Creative Team by Adam Hetrick

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child co-author Jack Thorne has written the new book for the musical that will arrive at the Broadway Theatre in fall 2018.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Live Special to Air on ABC by Adam Hetrick

Live celebrity performances will be intertwined with the 1989 Disney animated classic.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Paley Center Musical Screenings Continue with Purlie and Cinderella by Adam Hetrick

Playbill and The Paley Center invite fans to relive some of the most iconic musical theatre performances ever captured on screen.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

How Dear Evan Hansen’s Danny Mefford Made the Leap from Dancer to Choreographer by Adam Hetrick

The choreographer of Fun Home and Venus is the latest guest on the artist podcast hosted by Leah Walsh.

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How Dear Evan Hansen’s Danny Mefford Made the Leap from Actor to Choreographer by Adam Hetrick

The choreographer of Fun Home and Venus is the latest guest on the artist podcast hosted by Leah Walsh.

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Vulture Festival Lines Up Tituss Burgess and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend by Adam Hetrick

Neil Patrick Harris, Rachel Bloom, and the cast of Orange Is the New Black will participate in the May 20-21 weekend of pop culture.

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NBC Renews Tina Fey Sitcom Great News, Starring Andrea Martin by Adam Hetrick

The show follows Martin as an intern at the TV station where her daughter works.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Fund O’Neill Theater Center Scholarships for Artists of Color by Adam Hetrick

Miranda’s first musical In the Heights was developed as part of the O’Neill Center’s National Music Theater Conference.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Broadway’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 Adds Midnight Benefit Performance by Adam Hetrick

The special late-night performance of the Tony-nominated play will benefit The Actors Fund.

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Educational Theatre Association Announces 2017-2018 New Troupe Charter Grants by Adam Hetrick

Tams-Witmark Music Library underwrites the grants that assist theatre students in financially challenged communities across the U.S.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Al Hirschfeld Theatrical Exhibit Returns to Algonquin Hotel by Adam Hetrick

The iconic black-and-white caricatures of Tony Award-winning musicals and plays will be on display in the hotel’s Lobby Lounge.

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2017 Tony Awards Season Compilation Album to Be Released by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award Productions and Broadway Records have partnered on the first-ever album of its kind.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Tony-Winning Musical Raisin Returns to New York Area by Adam Hetrick

The musical version of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun plays the Astoria Performing Arts Center.

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Mark Rylance Will Return to Broadway in Farinelli and the King by Adam Hetrick

Claire van Kampen’s acclaimed play with music will transfer to New York in December.

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Donmar Sets Cast for New Musical Based on Collapse of Kids Company Charity by Adam Hetrick

Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke, actor Hadley Fraser, and composer Tom Deering collaborate on the new musical.

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Watch Josh Gad and Adam Devine in Beauty and the Beast Opening Number at MTV Movie & Music Awards by Adam Hetrick

The May 7 awards ceremony opened with an action-packed production number celebrating Disney’s live-action remake.

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Bette Midler, Come From Away, and The Band’s Visit Win Outer Critics Circle Awards by Adam Hetrick

Winners of the 67th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards have been announced.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Ben Platt, The Band’s Visit and Oslo Take Top Honors at 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards by Adam Hetrick

Awards were presented in 19 categories recognizing outstanding achievement in Off-Broadway theatre.

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Barbara Cook Announces Retirement at 89 by Adam Hetrick

The veteran soprano shaped the sound of Broadway’s golden age.

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Wonderful Town and Kiss, Me Kate Kick Off Month-Long Movie Musical Fest in NY and L.A. by Adam Hetrick

Playbill and The Paley Center invite fans to relive some of the most iconic musical theatre performances ever captured on screen.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

NBC Picks Up High School Drama Series from Hamilton Producer by Adam Hetrick

Rise, inspired by a true story, stars Josh Radnor as a high school drama teacher.

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