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Friday, February 23, 2018

Watch John Legend in Rehearsals for NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert! by Adam Hetrick

The Oscar and Grammy winner sings “Gethsemane” in the teaser for the April 1 live broadcast that also stars Sara Bareilles and Brandon Victor Dixon.

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Bandstand Stars Laura Osnes and Corey Cott Will Get the Band Back Together at Birdland by Adam Hetrick

After a sold-out debut last fall, “The Donny Nova Band” will reunite for a March encore engagement.

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Miss Saigon Star Eva Noblezada Sets San Francisco Concert Dates by Adam Hetrick

The Tony nominee will make her Feinstein’s at the Nikko debut in April with her nightclub act Girl No More.

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Laura Osnes, Susan Egan, and Courtney Reed Will Bring Broadway Princess Party to San Francisco by Adam Hetrick

The popular concert series featuring the stars of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin will play Feinstein’s at the Nikko in June.

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Angels in America, Starring Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield, Returns to Broadway by Adam Hetrick

Tony Kushner’s landmark account of a bewildered nation at the dawn of the AIDS epidemic returns to Broadway February 23 in a timely revival.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Sutton Foster, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Alfie Boe Will Join Boston Pops This Spring by Adam Hetrick

The Pops will also celebrate Leonard Bernstein with performances of West Side Story and On the Town.

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Paula Vogel’s Indecent Joins Dear Evan Hansen and Falsettos for Los Angeles’ Center Theatre Group Season by Adam Hetrick

The 2018-2019 season will also include the return of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Heathers Musical, Based on Cult 1988 Film, Sets One-Night-Only Concert Return by Adam Hetrick

The Off-Broadway musical by Tony nominee Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy will come to Feinstein’s/54 Below in March.

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Ramin Karimloo Will Play Australia With Special Guest Anna O’Byrne by Adam Hetrick

The two stars of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom sequel Love Never Dies will appear together for the June concerts.

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Drew Cohen Appointed CEO of Theatrical Licensing Agency Music Theatre International by Adam Hetrick

Along with Cameron Mackintosh and Freddie Gershon, Cohen sets plans for the vanguard of Broadway licensing agencies as it expands its global reach.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Chita Rivera Packs March Slate With 54 Below Run, Plus Appearances With Tommy Tune and Seth Rudetsky by Adam Hetrick

The Broadway legend has lined up appearances across the country, starting with a 10-performance New York City concert engagement.

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Stacey Yen on Building Off-Broadway's Miles for Mary With The Mad Ones by Adam Hetrick

Yen is the latest guest on the artists’ podcast The Compass, hosted by Leah Walsh.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Laura Benanti and Andrew Keenan-Bolger Will Join the Skivvies at Joe’s Pub by Adam Hetrick

The theatrical musical duo are bringing their act back downtown for a March 5 concert that will also feature Nick Adams and Paige Davis.

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Christine Ebersole, Laura Osnes, and Andy Karl Will Honor Tony-Winning Costume Designer William Ivey Long by Adam Hetrick

The gala concert celebrates the man who created Tony Award-winning designs for The Producers, Hairspray, Nine, Crazy for You, Cinderella, and the 2004 revival of La Cage aux Folles.

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La Jolla Playhouse to Stage Bengsons’ Musical Memoir Hundred Days by Adam Hetrick

The folk-rock musical from husband-and-wife musical duo The Bengsons has been tapped as the final production in the theatre's 2018–2019 season.

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Michael Ball, Murray Head, Alexandra Burke, More Cast in London Chess Revival by Adam Hetrick

Head, who scored a hit with “One Night in Bangkok” from the show’s 1984 concept album, went on to star in the original West End run.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Kate Baldwin, Nathan Gunn, and Susan Graham Will Celebrate 100 Years of Bernstein in Chicago by Adam Hetrick

The concert will include a full performance of Leonard Bernstein’s 1951 one-act opera Trouble in Tahiti featuring mezzo soprano Susan Graham.

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Lillias White, Sasha Allen, and Jeannette Bayardelle Headline Queens of Soul Tribute Concert by Adam Hetrick

The music of soul icons Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, and more will be celebrated at the Triad in April.

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Heath Saunders, Ryan Shaw, and Jo Lampert to Rock Jesus Christ Superstar for Lyric Opera of Chicago by Adam Hetrick

The Olivier-winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical makes its U.S. debut in April.

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Tony Winner Christine Ebersole Sets Spring Return to Feinstein’s/54 Below by Adam Hetrick

The Grey Gardens star will perform an updated version of her acclaimed cabaret show After the Ball.

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Educational Theatre Association Receives NEA Grant to Create Standards-Based Theatre Curriculum by Adam Hetrick

The National Endowment for the Arts is putting $36,000 behind the project that aims to create a nationwide framework for theatre education.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Cady Huffman, Jessica Vosk, and Nick Adams Set for Home Enough to Me Benefit Concert by Adam Hetrick

The evening, featuring the songs of Rachel Dean and David Brush, serves as a benefit for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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Craig Lucas Premiere, Starring Russell Harvard and Lois Smith, Will Open Playwrights Horizons’ 2018-2019 Season by Adam Hetrick

The upcoming season will also include the world-premiere musical A Strange Loop by Jonathan Larson Award-winning writer Michael R. Jackson.

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Video Exclusive: Which Hamilton Role Does Renée Elise Goldsberry Think Miss Piggy Should Play? by Adam Hetrick

The Tony-winning Hamilton star will perform the theme song for the Disney Junior remake of the classic Muppet Babies series.

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Chess, Starring Raúl Esparza, Ramin Karimloo, Ruthie Ann Miles, and Karen Olivo, Begins at the Kennedy Center by Adam Hetrick

Michael Mayer directs the semi-staged concert presentation of the operatic pop-rock musical that features a revised book by Danny Strong.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tommy Tune Will Bring Autobiographical Show to San Francisco by Adam Hetrick

The 10-time Tony winner will bring his nightclub act Tommy Tune, Tonight! to Feinstein’s at the Nikko in March.

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How Hairspray’s Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s Downtown Roots Took Them Uptown to Broadway by Adam Hetrick

Before they won Tony Awards for the Baltimore-set musical, the songwriters were among a collective of artists starting out in the East Village nightclub scene in the 1980s.

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Alan Cumming Will Return to Café Carlyle With New Nightclub Act by Adam Hetrick

The Tony-winning Cabaret and Good Wife star will premiere his latest show, Legal Immigrant, at the Carlyle in June.

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Patti LuPone Joins Evita Co-Star Mandy Patinkin for His Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Unveiling by Adam Hetrick

Homeland co-star Rupert Friend was also on hand to celebrate Patinkin’s work on stage and screen.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Watch Now: MoMA Livestreams Tonight’s Concert and Talk With Hairspray and Smash Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman by Adam Hetrick

The Tony-winning writers join Michael Musto for a conversation about the birth of their careers in New York City's downtown club scene in the 1980s.

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