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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Watch the Steamy, Stripped Down Numbers From Broadway Bares by Adam Hetrick

Broadway’s hottest performers bared it all June 19 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in a series of college-themed numbers. Watch them here.

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What Do Critics Think of Michael Arden-Helmed The Pride in L.A.? by Adam Hetrick

Alexi Kaye Campbell's play, exploring sexuality and acceptance, plays the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

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Great Comet, Come From Away, and Doll’s House, Part 2 Earn Equity Diversity Awards by Adam Hetrick

Actors’ Equity has honored the three Broadway productions for promoting diverse and non-traditional casting onstage.

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Live-Action Beauty and the Beast Will Be Screened With Live Orchestra by Adam Hetrick

London’s Philharmonic Orchestra will accompany a screening of the Disney remake at Royal Albert Hall.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

David Mamet Adapting NYPD Corruption Novel The Force for the Screen by Adam Hetrick

The Glengarry Glen Ross playwright is in talks to adapt Don Winslow’s latest novel.

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Will Transfer to West End by Adam Hetrick

The new musical is inspired by the BBC Three Documentary about a teenage boy who plans to attend his school prom in drag.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

What Do Critics Think of Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion The Musical? by Adam Hetrick

Cortney Wolfson and Stephanie Renee Wall star in the musical adaptation of the 1997 cult comedy that opened June 15 in Seattle.

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Almeida’s Mary Stuart Will Transfer to West End With Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams by Adam Hetrick

The two actors alternate in the historic roles of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart in Schiller’s classic.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Adam Kantor, Andrea Burns Among Broadway Talent to Mentor 2017 Jimmy Award Nominees by Adam Hetrick

Broadway professionals will coach young performers from across the country.

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Will & Grace Sets September Premiere Date on NBC by Adam Hetrick

Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally, Debra Messing, and Eric McCormack reunite for a 12-episode season return of the long-running sitcom.

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New Zealand Production of Joseph… Stirs Controversy After Cutting ‘Israel’ from Lyrics by Adam Hetrick

Lyricist Tim Rice has spoken about the unauthorized changes that included the excision of two songs from the show’s score.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Broadway Bares: Strip U Presented June 18 by Adam Hetrick

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ annual burlesque fundraiser is held at the Roseland Ballroom.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Timeline of a Mega-Musical—King Kong’s Road to Broadway by Adam Hetrick

The mammoth Australian production King Kong is set to conquer Broadway in fall 2018. Featuring a one-ton, two-story animatronic silverback gorilla puppet as its star, it promises to be a mus…

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Spring 2017 Edition of Broadway Trading Cards Includes Bette Midler, Anastasia, Dear Evan Hansen, Josh Groban, and More by Adam Hetrick

A new edition of The Lights of Broadway Show Cards, featuring 120 collectible trading cards depicting Broadway artists, shows, and more, has just been released.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

New Victory Theater Announces 15-Show Season, Including Believe in Magic Premiere by Adam Hetrick

The family friendly theatre will also present an immersive production based on Oscar Wilde’s short story The Young King.

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Will Amy Schumer and Laura Benanti Co-Star in Steve Martin’s New Broadway Play? by Adam Hetrick

The absurd comedy Meteor Shower is aiming for a fall Broadway arrival.

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Audra McDonald Named Honorary Chair of New York Musical Festival by Adam Hetrick

Initial casting for the new works fest includes Tony Award winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Tony nominee Emily Skeggs, Lesli Margherita, and Mitchell Jarvis.

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Kelsey Grammer Will Star in Candide at L.A. Opera by Adam Hetrick

Francesca Zambello will direct Leonard Bernstein’s classic.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Watch a First Look at the Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion Musical by Adam Hetrick

Here’s your first look at the world-premiere stage musical adaptation of the 1997 cult comedy.

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Kenny Leon-Helmed Children of a Lesser God Completes Cast by Adam Hetrick

Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff will co-star in the revival of Mark Medoff’s Tony-winning drama.

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Nominees Announced for 2017 Jimmy Awards, Honoring High School Musical Theatre Performers by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award-winning Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt will host the ninth annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards.

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Danai Gurira Will Star in Avengers: Infinity War by Adam Hetrick

The Eclipsed Tony nominee and star of The Walking Dead has lined up her latest film project.

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What Was Cynthia Erivo’s ‘Awesome’ Moment from the Tony Awards? by Adam Hetrick

The Color Purple Tony Award winner reveals her most “awesome” Tony moment.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

John Davidson Is Finding Neverland’s New Hook by Adam Hetrick

The stage and screen actor known for his roles in State Fair and Wicked will join the show’s national tour.

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Hamilton’s Anthony Ramos Lines Up Indie Film Summertime by Adam Hetrick

The coming-of-age drama is written and directed by Edward Burns.

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Kara Lindsay and Ryan Silverman Attached to Austen’s Pride Musical Workshop by Adam Hetrick

The new musical brings Jane Austen’s literary characters to life as the novelist begins work on her beloved classic.

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Actors’ Equity and League of Resident Theaters Reach New Agreement by Adam Hetrick

The five-year agreement includes substantial salary increases over the life of the contract and more.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Watch All the Speeches from the 2017 Tony Awards by Adam Hetrick

From Bette Midler to Ben Platt, Pasek & Paul and Laurie Metcalf, watch all of the winners’ acceptance speeches here.

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6 Unforgettable Moments From the 2017 Tony Awards by Adam Hetrick

From first-time winners to show-stopping numbers and impassioned speeches, here’s what we loved at this year’s Tony Awards ceremony.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

What It Was Like Inside the First Tony Awards Ceremony in 1947 by Adam Hetrick

The midnight gala presentation was a very different affair than the awards we know today.

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Check Here for Winners of the 2017 Tony Awards by Adam Hetrick

Playbill will be live updating the winners throughout the evening.

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