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Monday, October 22, 2018

Andrea McCardle Will Play Miss Hannigan in Annie by Adam Hetrick

Broadway’s original Annie returns to the hit musical in New Jersey.

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Summer Star Ariana DeBose Will Play Birdland With Addicted to Love by Adam Hetrick

A Tony Award nominee for her star turn in Broadway's new Donna Summer bio-musical, DeBose will perform songs by Jessie J, Katy Perry, Paul McCartney, and more.

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Phantom and Anastasia Star Ramin Karimloo Will Play San Francisco by Adam Hetrick

The Tony Award nominee will appear with Seth Rudetsky as part of the Broadway @ The Herbst series.

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Steppin’ Out With Ben Vereen to Play Thanksgiving Engagement at the Cutting Room by Adam Hetrick

The Tony Award-winning star of Pippin and Jesus Christ Superstar will headline two special holiday concerts November 22–23.

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Watch the Trailer for New Terrence McNally Documentary Every Act of Life by Adam Hetrick

Audra McDonald, Angela Lansbury, Nathan Lane, John Kander, and Chita Rivera are featured in the new film about the Tony Award-winning playwright.

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School Version of Footloose Released for Licensing by Adam Hetrick

Watch the exclusive featurette with Footloose screenwriter and lyricist Dean Pitchford chronicling its journey from screen to stage and beyond.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

What Did Broadway Critics Think of Jez Butterworth’s London Hit The Ferryman? by Adam Hetrick

The latest play from the celebrated writer of Jerusalem opens on Broadway following a sold-out London run where it won the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Play.

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Matthew Broderick Joins Cast of Amazon’s Daybreak by Adam Hetrick

The Producers star will also guest on the Roseanne reboot, The Conners.

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The Untold Story of A Star Is Born by Adam Hetrick

Lorna Luft, entertainer and daughter of Judy Garland, shares intimated details about the making of her parents’ version of A Star Is Born, her new book about it, her childhood, and goi…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Billy Porter and Ari Graynor Join Limited Partners Film by Adam Hetrick

The comedy starring Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne is due in June 2019.

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Head Over Heels Cast to Perform Free Concert at W Times Square by Adam Hetrick

Taylor Iman Jones, Alexandra Socha, and Jelani Remy are set to appear at the October 21 concert.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Judi Dench Signs on for Cats Film by Adam Hetrick

It may have taken 40 years, but the Oscar-winning actor will finally take her bow in the new film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long-running hit.

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Betsy Wolfe and Judy McLane Will Star in Nancy Drew: The Musical Reading by Adam Hetrick

The new musical by Jeremy Desmon and Jeff Thomson will get an invitation-only reading October 22 in New York City.

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Cynthia Erivo and Shoshana Bean Team Up for Night Divine at Apollo Theater by Adam Hetrick

The Color Purple Tony winner and the Wicked star will offer a one-night-only concert of Christmas classics and holiday pop favorites.

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Glenn Close and Hugh Jackman Will Receive Hollywood Film Awards by Adam Hetrick

La La Land director-writer Damien Chazelle will also be honored with the Hollywood Director Award at the 22nd annual awards ceremony in Beverly Hills.

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American Idol’s Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard Will Play Broadway Holiday Engagement by Adam Hetrick

The three-week limited engagement will play the Imperial Theatre beginning December 7.

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St. Louis Muny Will Stage Tony-Winning Kinky Boots in 2019 by Adam Hetrick

The outdoor theatre will also mark its 101st summer season with productions of Matilda and the rarely-seen Paint Your Wagon.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Christine Andreas to Release All-Piaf Album With 36-Piece Orchestra by Adam Hetrick

The two-time Tony Award nominee will release an album of her acclaimed cabaret show Piaf: No Regrets November 9 on the PS Classics label.

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Erich Bergen Releases ‘Running Through the Night’ Music Video by Adam Hetrick

The Jersey Boys and Waitress star released the music video for his latest single October 12.

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Barbra Streisand Releases Second Song From Upcoming Album, Walls by Adam Hetrick

Streisand melds the John Lennon classic and an American songbook gem in “Imagine”/“What a Wonderful World.”

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Danny Burstein to Host 10th Annual Broadway Salutes by Adam Hetrick

The annual event recognizes the many unseen artists, craftsmen, and theatrical business people whose dedication to Broadway has helped the show go on for decades.

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Matthew Broderick Will Host Drama League Gala Honoring Nathan Lane by Adam Hetrick

The November 5 gala will feature Christine Baranski, Cady Huffman, Mark Linn-Baker, Alex Newell, and more.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Broadway Publicist Emily McGill Strikes Out on Her Own With Press Play PR Firm by Adam Hetrick

The publicist, who has worked on such shows as Aladdin, Billy Elliot, and Memphis, has launched a boutique PR firm with a diverse client roster.

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BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year Gets a New Name by Adam Hetrick

The annual season of fundraising culminates in the vaudeville-style celebration of songs, dances, and skits from Broadway’s current shows and its biggest stars.

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Nassim, From White Rabbit, Red Rabbit Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour, Will Premiere Off-Broadway by Adam Hetrick

Soleimanpour’s latest play is also performed on the spot by an actor who receives the script moments ahead of opening night.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

PS Classics Philip Chaffin Will Capture Modern Gay Relationship on New Standards Album by Adam Hetrick

Due November 9, Will He Like Me? reframes standards from the American songbook through a new lens.

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Pippin’s Erik Altemus Releases Final Song in 5-Track EP by Adam Hetrick

The year-long musical project reaches its conclusion with the release of "Desidero."

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Ira Gasman, Tony-Nominated Librettist of The Life, Dies at 76 by Adam Hetrick

Mr. Gasman collaborated with Cy Coleman on the musical about a bygone era of Times Square.

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Chicago’s Jeff Awards Will Honor Goodman Theatre, Drury Lane, Court Theatre, and Second City by Adam Hetrick

The theatres, which have collectively received over 1,400 nominations (and 350 awards), are recognized as part of the Jeff Awards 50th anniversary celebration.

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New Musical Havana Music Hall Begins Miami World Premiere October 10 by Adam Hetrick

Set during the dawning days of the Cuban Revolution, the new musical stars Tony Award nominee John Herrera and Linedy Genao.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Anastasia Broadway Cast Album Will Get Vinyl Release With ’Journey to the Past’ Bonus Duet by Adam Hetrick

Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, and Ramin Karimloo are heard on the special edition that includes the new duet with Liz Callaway.

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