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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

PRETTY WOMAN to Undergo Feminist Transformation for Musical Adaptation by Alexa Criscitiello

Julia Roberts may have won the hearts of 1990's audiences playing a hooker with a heart of gold rescued by a dashing millionaire, but the creators of the upcoming Pretty Woman musical know t…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Helen Mirren Developing 'Catherine the Great' Miniseries for HBO by Alexa Criscitiello

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has reported that Tony, Olivier, and Academy Award-winner, Helen Mirren is currently at work developing a four-part television miniseries based on on Catherin…

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All He Cares About is Love! Cuba Gooding Jr. to Play Billy Flynn in CHICAGO's West End Return by Alexa Criscitiello

Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail has reported that the murderous musical hit, Chicago, will return to London's West End

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This Is Me! Keala Settle Drops New Solo EP, 'Chapter One' by Alexa Criscitiello

It's a big day for The Greatest Showman's breakout star, Keala Settle, as she releases her solo EP, Chapter One.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

It Only Takes A Taste! Jason Mraz Extends Run in WAITRESS on Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

The producers of Broadway's smash Waitress announced today that Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz will extend his engagement as Dr. Pomatter in the show until February 11, sharing two more week…

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Video Flashback: Sutton Foster Greets the World in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE by Alexa Criscitiello

The Actors Fund announced today a 15th Anniversary Reunion Concert benefit celebration of the 2002 Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Video: Meet the Newly Announced Cast of First National Tour of HAMILTON by Alexa Criscitiello

Producer Jeffrey Seller is proud to announce that AUSTIN SCOTT and NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER will join the First National Tour of HAMILTON as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, respectively. Mr. …

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber Pens New Tune for CATS Film Adaptation by Alexa Criscitiello

Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical CATS, based on the poetry of T.S. Eliot, is one tiptoe closer to the big screen.

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There's No Business Like Snow Business! A Broadway Playlist for Your Snow Day by Alexa Criscitiello

Bundle up, New York Winter Storm Grayson is here, and we're likely to be left with lots of snow, ice, and chaos in his wake.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Video: Proud of Our Boy! Happy Birthday, Telly Leung! by Alexa Criscitiello

Recently on Broadway, Leung has starred in the musicals Allegiance and In Transit. He also appeared on Broadway in Flower Drum Song and Pacific Overtures and was part of the final Broadway c…

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Friday, December 29, 2017

John Tiffany and More Selected for 2017 Queen's New Year's Honors by Alexa Criscitiello

The Queen's list of 2017 New Year honorees has been announced. Among those being honored are director John Tiffany, actor Hugh Laurie, and Rosemary Squire, co-owner and joint chief executive…

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Skivvies to Make Feinstein's/54 Below Return with HERE, THERE, AND UNDERWEAR by Alexa Criscitiello

Stripped down duo, The Skivvies have announced that they will return to Feinstein's 54 Below with their new show, Here, There, and Underwear. Performances are set to take place January 14 am…

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Joshua and Cathryn Henry Are Expecting Their First Child! by Alexa Criscitiello

This evening, Broadway favorite Joshua Henry announced on social media that he and his wife Cathryn Henry are expecting their first child. The baby is due in March of 2018.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Film Family Responds to Actress Heather Menzies-Urich's Death by Alexa Criscitiello

Variety reports that actress Heather Menzies-Urich, known for portraying Louisa von Trapp in the 1965 film The Sound of Music, died at age 68 following a recent diagnosis with cancer. Her so…

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Anatomy of A Showtune: Hugh Martin and Ralph Blaine's 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' by Alexa Criscitiello

In 1944, MGM debuted a new family classic for the ages. Centering on the Smith family of St. Louis, Missouri, the musical Meet Me in St. Louis follows a year in the life of the large, tight-…

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

We Need A Little Christmas Now! The Perfect Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Broadway Characters by Alexa Criscitiello

It's Christmas on Broadway and to celebrate we've decided to do some metaphorical gifting to all of our favorite Broadway characters.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Ben Platt Selected for Entertainment Weekly's Entertainers of the Year by Alexa Criscitiello

Entertainment Weekly has made its picks for Entertainers of the Year 2017 and Tony Award-winner, Ben Platt, has made the list.

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Could THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Head to Broadway? by Alexa Criscitiello

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, director of the new movie musical The Greatest Showman discusses the difficulty of shooting some of the film's complex musical numbers, as well …

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

NYC Cultural Affairs Department to Disburse $40 Million in Funding to Arts Organizations by Alexa Criscitiello

The Daily News has reported that the Department of Cultural Affairs will allocate 40 million to upwards of 900 local arts organizations, putting special emphasis on the mayor's CreateNYC ini…

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National Theatre Responds Following Overnight Security Breach by Alexa Criscitiello

The National Theatre is responding after a Youtube prankster posted a video himself and a friend breaking into the National Theatre late one weekend after the evening's performance had ended.

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Kate Shindle, Equity President & Former Miss America, Responds to Pageant Scandal by Alexa Criscitiello

Equity president and former Miss America, Kate Shindle, released a statement tonight expressing her dismay and anger toward former leaders of the Miss America pageant, as a response to Huffi…

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Rhys Ifans to Return to the Old Vic Theatre in the World Premiere of MOOD MUSIC by Alexa Criscitiello

Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail has reported that Rhys Ifans will be making his return to the Old Vic Theatre in Joe Penhall's new play, Mood Music.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Lady Gaga A STAR IS BORN to Be Released Fall 2018 by Alexa Criscitiello

The highly anticipated remake of A STAR IS BORN, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, will now hit theaters on October 5, 2018, replacing the previously announced release date of May 18, 2…

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Keala Settle Talks THE GREATEST SHOWMAN and A Potential Oscars Performance with the Huffington Post by Alexa Criscitiello

In a new in-depth interview with the Huffington Post, Broadway favorite Keala Settle discusses her role in the new film The Greatest Showman, her showstopping number in the film, and the lik…

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber Slams Lack of Diversity in British Theatre by Alexa Criscitiello

Introducing findings from a recent study of diversity in British theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber has slammed the 'hideously white' demographics of workers both onstage and off.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Rialto Chatter: Has SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Found Its Broadway Home? by Alexa Criscitiello

Summer, the new musical based on the life and career of disco diva, Donna Summer, is currently delighting audiences at La Jolla Playhouse, but has the bio-musical already found its Broadway …

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Whoopee! CHICAGO to Return to London's West End This Spring by Alexa Criscitiello

Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail has reported that the murderous musical hit, Chicago, will return to London's West End

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David Hare's THE MODERATE SOPRANO to Transfer to Duke of York's Theatre by Alexa Criscitiello

Hampstead Theatre is delighted to announce an outstanding cast for David Hare's fascinating new play. Joining Roger Allam, who plays John Christie, are Nancy Carroll as Audrey Mildmay, Paul …

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Your Obedient Servants: Meet the New HAMILTON Tour Stars, Joseph Morales and Nik Walker by Alexa Criscitiello

Producer Jeffrey Seller has announced that JOSEPH MORALES and NIK WALKER will lead the second national tour of Hamilton as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, respectively.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda Calls for Federal Aid to Puerto Rico in New Column for The Washington Post by Alexa Criscitiello

In a new essay for the Washington Post, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda sheds light on the continued devastation on the island of Puerto Rico following the horrific events of Hurricane Maria.

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It's a Jolly Holiday! Happy Birthday, Dick Van Dyke! by Alexa Criscitiello

In an unparalleled career that has spanned more than 7 decades and earned him 5 Emmys, a Tony, a Grammy, the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award, induction into in Television Hall of Fame and the…

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