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Friday, January 18, 2019

Video: Vanessa Hudgens Talks RENT LIVE, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, And More On The Talk by Alexa Criscitiello

This afternoon. RENT LIVE star Vanessa Hudgens stopped by The Talk to chatabout her role as Maureen in the upcoming broadcast, and a possible High School Musical cameo Check out Vanessa's vi…

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VIDEO: On This Day, January 18= RAGTIME Opens On Broadway Starring Audra McDonald, Marin Mazzie, and Brian Stokes Mitchell by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 1998, the original Broadway production starring Audra McDonald, Marin Mazzie, and Brian Stokes Mitchell opened at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

MARY POPPINS West End Return To Begin Performances in October; Tickets On Sale 28 January by Alexa Criscitiello

It has been reported that the practically perfectmusical Mary Poppins will return home to the West End's Prince Edward Theatre in fall of 2019.

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Matthew Broderick To Make West End Debut In Kenneth Lonergan's THE STARRY MESSENGER by Alexa Criscitiello

Tony Award-nominee Matthew Broderick will make his West End stage debut opposite Elizabeth McGovernin Academy Award-winner Kenneth Lonergan 's The Starry Messenger.

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TINA Cast Recording Announced; Adrienne Warren and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Extend In West End, Now On Sale Through December by Alexa Criscitiello

The Daily Mail reports that Adrienne L. Warrenand Kobna Holdbrook-Smith have extended their run in the hit bio-musical, Tina about the life and legacy of music icon Tina Turner until April 1…

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Could Broadway Be Headed To THE TWILIGHT ZONE? by Alexa Criscitiello

A stage adaptation of Rod Serling's television horrorsci-fi classic, The Twilight Zone, could be making its way across the pond.

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National Theatre FOLLIES Cast Recording To Drop Tomorrow by Alexa Criscitiello

According to Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail a cast album of the acclaimedNational Theatre production ofStephen Sondheim's FOLLIES will be available for download and streaming oniTunes andSp…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, January 16- Carol Channing Opens On Broadway in HELLO, DOLLY! by Alexa Criscitiello

Ms. Channing received a 1964 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance. Throughout her career, Carol Channingplayed the role of Dolly Leviin over 5000 performances…

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Video: FROZEN On Broadway Pays Tribute To The Late Carol Channing by Alexa Criscitiello

Earlier today, BroadwayWorld was saddened to report the passing of the legendaryCarol Channing. Channing died at 1231am on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019, at home in Rancho Mirage, CA of natura…

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VIDEO: On This Day, January 15- Happy Birthday, Dove Cameron by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of star of stage and screen, Dove Cameron

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Video: Sara Bareilles Sounds Off On Audience Filming At WAITRESS by Alexa Criscitiello

WAITRESS star and composer, Sara Bareilles hit social media last night after spotting some illegal recording in the audience during a performance of Waitress. Check out her message to Broadw…

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Friday, January 11, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, January 11- Happy Birthday, Alexander Hamilton! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day, BWW is celebrating the birthday of America's own ten dollar founding father without a father, the inspiration for the smash musical bearing his name, Alexander Hamilton.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, January 10- Broadway Goes Under the Sea With THE LITTLE MERMAID by Alexa Criscitiello

Based on the animated Disney film and the classic fairy tale byHans Christian Andersen, performances ofTHE LITTLE MERMAIDofficially opened on Broadway on this day in 2008.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, January 7 - Yul Brynner Returns To His Broadway Throne in THE KING AND I by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 1985 legendary actorYul Brynnerreturns to Broadway for the final time in a revival ofThe King and Istarring Mary Beth Peilat the Broadway Theatre.

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Chita Rivera Postpones Feinstein's/54 Below Engagement by Alexa Criscitiello

Feinstein's54 Below announced this evening that a series of performances from Broadway legend Chita Rivera have been postponed due to illness.

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VIDEO: On This Day, January 4- Happy Birthday, Dave Malloy! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day, we're wishing a happy birthday to Tony Award-nominated composer, Dave Malloy

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, January 3- Happy Birthday, Telly Leung! by Alexa Criscitiello

Telly Leungis a New York City native who was recently named one of the 'Out 100' by Out Magazine and 'Faces To Watch' by The Los Angeles Times. His Broadway and national touring credits incl…

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, January 2 - Happy Birthday, Beth Malone! by Alexa Criscitiello

Beth Malonewas nominated for a 2015 Tony Award and Grammy for her game-changing role of 'Alison' in Fun Home. She was last seen on Broadway as The Angel in the Tony Award-winning revival of …

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Sophie Okonedo, Thandie Newton and More Selected For New Year Honours 2019 by Alexa Criscitiello

More than 1,100 people have been recognized in the annual New Year Honours list. Among the manyyear's honorees are some familiar faces of stage and screen.

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VIDEO: On This Day, December 28- Remembering Debbie Reynolds by Alexa Criscitiello

Reynolds' career began unexpectedly in 1948 when she won a beauty contest at the age of 16. Two of the contest judges were scouts fromWarner Brothersand MGM. When they heard Reynolds' show-s…

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, December 27- Remembering Carrie Fisher by Alexa Criscitiello

Fisher was a beloved cultural icon, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, December 26: Judy Garland Makes Her Showbiz Debut As 'Baby Frances' by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in1924at 2 12 years old, Judy Garland,billed as Baby Frances, madeher show business debut

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Anatomy Of A Showtune: Inside the Horrible, Horrendous Holiday History of 'You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch' by Alexa Criscitiello

He really is a heel. He's as cuddly as a cactus and as charming as an eel. He's a bad banana with a greasy black peel. He's a monster. His heart's an empty hole. His brain is full of spiders…

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BroadwayWorld Exclusive: Stage Santa 2018! 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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Sunday, December 23, 2018

A History of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: How Harper Lee's Tale of Courage and Conviction Achieved Immortality by Alexa Criscitiello

This season, one of literature's most celebrated works, Harper Lee's To KIll A Mockingbird has landed on Broadway in a new adaptation by legendary screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, December 21: Happy Birthday, Taylor Louderman! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day, we're wishing a happy birthday to North Shore High's resident Queen Bee, Taylor Louderman

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Ben Whishaw To Play Marilyn Monroe In NORMA JEAN BAKER OF TROY In NYC This Spring by Alexa Criscitiello

The Daily Mail has reported that Ben Whishaw Mary Poppins Returns is preparing to to portray Marilyn Monroe in a new play opening in New York City this spring.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Let It Snow! FROZEN West End To Play Theatre Royal Drury Lane In 2020! by Alexa Criscitiello

According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, the Broadway-bound stage adaptation of Disney's Frozen has negotiated its transfer to London's West End.

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Award-Winning Actor and Director Donald Moffat Passes Away At Age 87 by Alexa Criscitiello

It was reported this evening that Donald Moffat, a veteran actor of stage and scren, passed away this week at age 87, due to complications from a recent stroke.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, December 19 - Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to Broadway in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 1996, film and television star, Sarah Jessica Parkermade her big Broadway return as Princess Winnifed in a revival of the fractured fairytale Once Upon A Mattress

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Listen Now: Lin-Manuel Miranda Drops Unreleased HAMILTON Interlude by Alexa Criscitiello

Lin-Manuel Miranda is all about the surprise drops these days and here is another one. Tonight Lin added another to the collection of unheard Hamilton material he's been doling out for fans.

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