All stories by Alexa Criscitiello on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Will Hall and Oates Make Their Broadway Dreams Come True? by Alexa Criscitiello

A cast of Broadway faves are currently taking part in a developmental presentation of a brand new musical.

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Coconut Grove Playhouse Unveils New Architectural Design by Alexa Criscitiello

The Miami Herald has reported that new designs for the refurbishment of the historic Coconut Grove Playhouse were unveiled Monday afternoon. The design was developed for Miami-Dade County by…

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Blythe Danner and Martha Plimpton Criticize Responses to the Weinstein Scandal by Alexa Criscitiello

Two accomplished ladies of the stage. Blythe Danner and Martha Plimpton, have issued letters to the editor of the New York Times this afternoon expressing their dismay at some pieces that ha…

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Video Flashback! Natalie Weiss Takes On An Early Pasek and Paul Tune by Alexa Criscitiello

In 2008, future Tony Award winners, Pasek and Paul, held a concert of their latest songs. Current Dear Evan Hansen cast member, Natalie Weiss, was on hand to deliver a lesser known rock tune…

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Casting Revealed for OCTOBER SKY New York Developmental Lab by Alexa Criscitiello

The new musical October Sky, inspired by the Universal Pictures film and 'Rocket Boys' by Homer H. Hickam Jr. will receive a developmental lab from November 9-November 10, 2017 in New York C…

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VIDEO: Strike the Band Up! It's Today- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury! by Alexa Criscitiello

Today we celebrate the birth of one of the stage's greatest legends, Angela Lansbury

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Show Tunes with Cher: The Queen of Reinvention Does Broadway! by Alexa Criscitiello

It has been reported that music legend Cher is currently in the UK lending her vocal talents to the upcoming MAMMA MIA film sequel HERE WE GO AGAIN.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Time and the Broadways: A Look at the Theatre's Extensive Exploration of Time by Alexa Criscitiello

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the new Broadway production of J. B. Priestley's Time and the Conways, directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman. Time and the Conways returns to Broadway …

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Getting Real About Real Estate: The State of Broadway's Plans for Expansion by Alexa Criscitiello

There may be a broken heart for every light on Broadway, but there certainly isn't a house for every show.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Social: Twitter Goes Wild for a High School Production of RENT... with a Twist by Alexa Criscitiello

Tonight Twitter went wild for a tweet by financial writer, Chelsea Fagam, in which she described an um...interesting bit of censorship of a high school production of Rent.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Disney Eyes Theatre Royal Drury Lane for FROZEN West End Transfer by Alexa Criscitiello

According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, the Broadway-bound stage adaptation of Disney's Frozen is already eyeing a run on London's West End.

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Tunes with Tina: MEAN GIRLS Tina Fey Shows Off Her Singing Chops by Alexa Criscitiello

Comedian Tina Fey is making her Broadway debut this season as book writer for the stage adaptation of her big screen success, Mean Girls. Though her contribution to the show will be that of …

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VIDEO: Meet the Newly Announced Cast of Lincoln Center's Revival of MY FAIR LADY by Alexa Criscitiello

It was announced to day that Lincoln Center Theater under the direction of Andr Bishop has selected its leading cast for the hotly anticipated revival of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady. HB…

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Musical Magic! Broadway Casts A Spell with Some Wonderfully Witchy Anthems by Alexa Criscitiello

Halloween is upon us and as the season of all things spooky rolls in, BroadwayWorld is here to get you in the holiday spirit with some seasonal show tunes.

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Singer Sam Smith Pays A Visit to DEAR EVAN HANSEN by Alexa Criscitiello

Audience members at tonight's performance of Dear Evan Hansen spotted a familiar face among the crowd this evening.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

'Rodeo Drive, Baby': Catching Up with PRETTY WOMAN Star, Orfeh by Alexa Criscitiello

Tony Award nominee Orfeh will return to Broadway in PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL. Based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Garry Marshall's PRETTY WOMAN,the new musical wi…

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Monday, October 2, 2017

'No Shortage of Ways to Do Good': Lin-Manuel Spotlights Ways to Help Las Vegas, Puerto Rico, and More by Alexa Criscitiello

Devastating news is reported out of Las Vegas this morning. According to reports, 50 people were killed and over 400 injured Sunday night after a gunman opened fire during the city's Route 9…

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Pies to Go! Getting to Know WAITRESS' Jenna on Tour, Desi Oakley by Alexa Criscitiello

The upcoming National Touring Production of WAITRESS, the new Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture, will be led by Desi Oakl…

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Video: He's Ours! Broadway's Brightest Put Their Spin on the Songs of Jazon Mraz by Alexa Criscitiello

It was announced this week that singer Jason Mraz will be making his Broadway debut in Waitress.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Will Sam Mendes Acclaimed Production of THE FERRYMAN Transfer to Broadway? by Alexa Criscitiello

The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye has just reported that Sam Mendes production of Jez Butterworth's acclaimed play, The Ferryman is currently looking into a Broadway transfer for 2018.

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Everybody Rise: Taking a Look at Patti LuPone's History with Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY by Alexa Criscitiello

Tony and Olivier-award winner Patti LuPone will be starring in a new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Tony award-winning musical, Company.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Con Men, Kings, and Producers: Matthew Broderick Brings Broadway to the Big (and Small) Screens by Alexa Criscitiello

It was announced this week that two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick, will star as the narrator in FOX's live musical event, A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE As the narrator, Broderick will pl…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Ridge Roundup: It's A Family Affair with the Murphys of DEAR EVAN HANSEN by Alexa Criscitiello

The love is real at the Music Box Theatre. Jennifer Laura Thompson and Michael Park play the heads of Murphy family, and offstage they are just as close with their stage children and the res…

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Photo Flashback: Stars of the Stage Who Left Their Mark on WILL AND GRACE by Alexa Criscitiello

Earlier today, production stills were released for the upcoming premiere of the re-boot of NBC's Will and Grace. In the episode, we pick up with Will Eric McCormack, Grace Debra Messing, Jac…

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

American Theatre Magazine Picks Most Produced Plays and Playwrights of 2017- 18 Season by Alexa Criscitiello

In the October 2017 issue of American Theatre, the publication has compiled its annual lists of the Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights in the country, using the…

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Snowfall Over London! Is Disney Already Planning a FROZEN West End Transfer? by Alexa Criscitiello

According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, the Broadway-bound stage adaptation of Disney's Frozen is already eyeing a run on London's West End.

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Video: From Disco Diva to Stage Goddess- Donna Summer Does Broadway! by Alexa Criscitiello

This afternoon, La Jolla Playhouse announced the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of SUMMER The Donna Summer Musical.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

PRINCE OF BROADWAY Announces Extension Through 10/29 by Alexa Criscitiello

The Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, will now play through Sunday, O…

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Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster, and Stephanie J. Block To Perform Live at Lincoln Center by Alexa Criscitiello

This December, some of Broadway's brightest stars Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster with special guest Jonathan Groff, and Stephanie J. Block will headline four special perform…

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Masters of the House Record: A Look at Broadway's Record-Breaking 2017 So Far! by Alexa Criscitiello

The new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly starring Bette Midler is making headlines yet again as it breaks its own box office records with the highest weekly gross in the history of both t…

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Friday, September 15, 2017

How Many Times Did They Break Into Song and Other Things We Learned from Will Roland's Visit to BACKSTAGE BITE by Alexa Criscitiello

In Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch, come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up. See your favorite stars out of their element as they…

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