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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Julie Taymor M. Butterfly Revival, Starring Clive Owen, Moves Up Broadway Closing Date by Adam Hetrick

The revival of David Henry Hwang’s Tony-winning play will close this week.

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BroadwayHD Films The Portuguese Kid Starring Jason Alexander and Sherie Rene Scott by Adam Hetrick

The fiery romantic comedy is the latest from award-winning Moonstruck and Doubt writer John Patrick Shanley.

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5 Standout Broadway Cast Albums of 2017 by Adam Hetrick

These astonishing recordings capture a new era in Broadway musicals.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Grosses Analysis: Farinelli and the King, Starring Mark Rylance, Starts Broadway Run on a High Note by Adam Hetrick

The play with music arrives in New York following an acclaimed London premiere.

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Watch the 75th Annual Golden Globe Award Nominations Live-Stream by Adam Hetrick

Kristen Bell, Alfre Woodard, Garrett Hedlund, and Sharon Stone announce the nominees for the 75th annual honors December 11.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Kristen Bell Reunites High School Musical Cast Members for Encore!, Premiering December 10 on ABC by Adam Hetrick

High school classmates reunite 20 years after graduation to perform Into the Woods on the premiere of ABC’s new musical special.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Kristen Bell, Alfre Woodard, Garrett Hedlund, and Sharon Stone Will Announce Golden Globe Nominations by Adam Hetrick

Nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards will be announced December 11.

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The Greatest Showman Movie Musical Plans Pop-Up Musical Events in NYC by Adam Hetrick

Hugh Jackman stars in the feature film that is scored by Tony and Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

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How One Actor Is Using Theatre to Help Communities Find Common Ground With Law Enforcement by Adam Hetrick

Rivk Rivera is this week’s guest on the podcast that takes a look at how theatre artists are making a difference in the world around them.

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Alice Cooper Will Play King Herod in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live! by Adam Hetrick

Five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux has been tapped to direct the April 1, 2018, broadcast of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock musical.

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Once on This Island Broadway Revival Will Record Cast Album by Adam Hetrick

Lea Salonga, Alex Newell, and Hailey Kilgore star in the acclaimed production.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Broadway Teachers Workshop Will Go Behind the Scenes of Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, and Once on This Island by Adam Hetrick

Registration is now open for the 18th Broadway Teachers Workshop, which returns to New York City this July.

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Solo Musical Show Time! Will Document 100 Years of Musical Theatre History by Adam Hetrick

UnsungMusicalsCo. founder Ben West will star in the production that spans seven eras in American musical theatre history.

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How One Playwright Took On Dr. Seuss’ Estate to Tell Cindy Lou Who’s Story by Adam Hetrick

The Grinch parody Who’s Holiday! had to jump through legal hoops to make it to Off-Broadway.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christiane Noll Will Star in One-Night-Only NYC Performance of Next to Normal by Adam Hetrick

Darius de Haas, George Salazar, and two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz will co-star.

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Disney Eyes Rob Marshall for Live-Action The Little Mermaid by Adam Hetrick

The film will incorporate new songs by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and composer Alan Menken.

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NEA’s Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge Will Award Music Publishing Deal and $25,000 Scholarship by Adam Hetrick

High school-aged songwriters across the U.S. can submit an original song that could appear in a musical.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

What Did Critics Think of Lesli Margherita in Who’s Holiday! Off-Broadway? by Adam Hetrick

Playwright Matthew Lombardo’s twisted take on the Dr. Seuss’ classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas opened November 28.

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Finding the ‘Human Heart’ of Once On This Island by Adam Hetrick

Lea Salonga, Alex Newell, Quentin Earl Darringon, Merle Dandridge, and Hailey Kilgore reveal their connections to the re-imagined Broadway revival.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical Opens December 4 by Adam Hetrick

The musical features original songs by Aerosmith, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, the Flaming Lips, Sara Bareilles, Panic! At the Disco, and the late David Bowie.

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Broadway Return of Once on This Island, With Lea Salonga, Alex Newell, and Hailey Kilgore, Opens December 3 by Adam Hetrick

Set in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane, the Ahrens and Flaherty musical tells a new story as found objects are transformed to make music.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Enter for Your Chance to See Miss Saigon’s Last Performance on Broadway by Adam Hetrick

One lucky winner will receive two tickets to attend the performance of a lifetime when Miss Saigon takes its final bow.

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Go Inside the Twisted World of Who’s Holiday! With Lesli Margherita by Adam Hetrick

Take a look at the untold story behind the Dr. Seuss classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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Stage and Television Actor Jesse J. Perez Guests on Live Episode of The Compass by Adam Hetrick

Leah Walsh hosts the series that has rededicated its programming to the work of individuals who are using their art as activism.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Exclusive: Hear Patti LuPone Preview New Song ‘No Matter What’ From Disney Junior’s Vampirina by Adam Hetrick

The animated series based on the children’s book Vampirina Ballerina features songs by musical theatre songwriters Kooman and Dimond.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Watch Christy Altomare Bring 1997 Anastasia Film to Broadway in ‘Journey to the Past’ Live Performance by Adam Hetrick

The 1997 film came full circle in a special onstage performance of “Journey to the Past.”

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Raúl Esparza, Ramin Karimloo, Ruthie Ann Miles, and Karen Olivo Set for New Chess at Kennedy Center by Adam Hetrick

Bryce Pinkham will also appear in the new adaptation of the Benny Andersson-Björn Ulvaeus musical directed by Michael Mayer.

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Lea Salonga, Christy Altomare, and Ethan Slater Named Ambassadors of Kids’ Night on Broadway by Adam Hetrick

Kids under the age of 18 get to see a Broadway show for free when they accompany a full-paying adult as part of the annual event.

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Exclusive: How Disney Is Bringing an All-New Beauty and the Beast to the Stage by Adam Hetrick

A new approach to the enchanted characters and elements from the live-action remake bring this all-new version to life.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Exclusive: Watch New ‘Love Crimes’ Music Video from Pippin Star Erik Altemus by Adam Hetrick

The song is the latest release from the Broadway actor’s visual album Desideratum.

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David Drake Named Artistic Director of Provincetown Theater by Adam Hetrick

The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me playwright has been tapped to lead the 13-year-old theatre company.

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