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Friday, August 18, 2017

Video: Getting to Know ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's New Ti Moune, Hailey Kilgore by Alexa Criscitiello

This week, producersKen DavenportandHunter Arnoldannounced that Hailey Kilgore has been cast asTi Moune in the new Broadway production ofOnce On This Islandfollowing an extensive internation…

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Broadway's Jessica-Keenan Wynn Joins the Cast of MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN by Alexa Criscitiello

Variety reports thatBeautiful The Carole King musical's current Cynthia Weil,Jessica Keenan Wynn,has joined the cast of Universal's upcoming Mamma Mia sequel Mamma Mia Here We Go Again

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Michael Moore Buses Audience to Trump Tower Protest Following Performance of THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER by Alexa Criscitiello

Following Donald Trump's inflammatory comments sympathizing with Nazi protesters in Charlottesville, VA this afternoon, activist and director, Michael Moore who is currently making his Broad…

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Anatomy of a Showtune: Exploring the Magic of 'Friend Like Me' from Disney's ALADDIN by Alexa Criscitiello

When Disney's Aladdin hit theaters in summer of 1992, the tale transported audiences to a whole new world of wonder, love, and adventure through the fictional streets of Agrabah. Following t…

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Social Spotlight: The Wacky and Wonderful Jessica Vosk Brings the Magic of WICKED on Tour to Instagram by Alexa Criscitiello

Jessica Vosk's pathway to Wicked stardom has been anything but conventional.

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Keala Settle, Hugh Jackman, and the Cast of THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Featured in This Month's Vogue by Alexa Criscitiello

Tony nominee, Keala Settle, Hollywood star Hugh Jackman, and the cast of the upcoming motion picture musical, 'The Greatest Showman' are featured in this month's issue of Vogue. The director…

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Bill Murray Talks GROUNDHOG DAY on The Leonard Lopate Show by Alexa Criscitiello

ActorBill Murraymade headlines this week as he mademultipletripsto revisit one of his finest roles in the musicalversion of his iconic film Groundhog Day on Broadway.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Stage Door Secrets: Visiting KINKY BOOTS with Brendon Urie's Biggest Fans! by Alexa Criscitiello

Grammy Award-nominated Panic At the Disco front man Brendon Urie is currently making his Broadway debut as 'Charlie Price' in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Kelsey Grammer Joins the London Premiere of BIG FISH by Alexa Criscitiello

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has reported that Tony Award-nominated actor Kelsey Grammer will appear as the tall-tale weaving Edward Bloom inthe London premiereof the musical Big Fish

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

'Experience is the Teacher of All Things': A Question of Marketing and Politics on Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

Throughout the early days of the Trump administration, the arts community has played no small role in engaging fans and motivating audiences to take greater part in the political process. Fr…

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Things Get Chilly at D23 with New Details on FROZEN 2 and OLAF'S FROZEN ADVENTURE by Alexa Criscitiello

Disney continues to keep details mostly under wraps for Frozen 2, but the film's stars Kristen Bell and Josh Gad were on hand to dish about the hotly anticipated sequel and itssister project…

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

BWW First Person: Dear Phil Connors- Finding Truth in GROUNDHOG DAY, A Musical For All of Us by Alexa Criscitiello

I have trouble finding joy in life. I didn't plan this column intending to out myself as a curmudgeon right at the top, in fact some people would discourage me from revealing such a damning …

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Lisa Kron Responds to FUN HOME Costume Controversy with Open Letter by Alexa Criscitiello

Tony Award-winning Fun Home book writer, Lisa Kron, has responded to some recent unrest among fans of the popular musical.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Broadway Beauties: Rounding Up All the Best Looks from the Tony Awards Red Carpet! by Alexa Criscitiello

The stars aligned tonight for Broadway's biggest partyand as everyone slipped out of costume and into their formal finery, some stars shone a little more brightly than some.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Overlooked Honors: Twelve 2017 Tony Categories We Wish Existed by Alexa Criscitiello

Each year, the Tony Awards honor Broadway's best and brightest from the current season. And though the awards are many, each year there are a few shows that bring a little something new and …

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Lucky Number Seven: Celebrating the Many Tony Recognized Turns of Patti LuPone by Alexa Criscitiello

Sassy, brassy, bawdy, and bold-- these are just a few adjectives used to describe the monstrous talent and intrepid persona of the one and only Patti LuPone. Throughout her career, these att…

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Regional Riches: Celebrating the Legacy of Regional Theatres on Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

Broadway shows are made, not born. Though the polished final product of a Broadway show seems to land before our very eyes as if put there by some divine circumstance, the life of the averag…

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sharing is Caring: A Short History of Tony Ties, Multiple Wins, and Split Performances on the Great White Way by Alexa Criscitiello

This season, Manhattan Theatre Club stunned and excited theatregoers when it was announced that Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, two of the most formidable females of stage and screen, would …

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Social: Broadway Represents at Fashion's Biggest Night- See All the Looks from the 2017 Met Gala by Alexa Criscitiello

Broadway's brightest have infiltrated fashion's biggest night. From stage veterans to Hollywood's frequent visitors to the stage, the talent of the Great White Way is turning it out on the s…

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Home on the Grange: Taking in History with Jordan Fisher at the Home of Hamilton by Alexa Criscitiello

Following the stunning success of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical, 'Hamilton', renewed interest in the life and history of the nation's first Treasury Secretary has taken hold among its legion …

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Will Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes Lead CRAZY FOR YOU Back to Broadway? by Alexa Criscitiello

Michael Riedel of the New York Post has reported that the recent concert version of the Gershwin jukebox musical, Crazy for You, starring Broadway favorites, Laura Osnes and Tony Yazbeck may…

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

JITNEY Fever: How One Play Secured August Wilson's Legacy While Redefining Race and Success on Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

This season welcomed the very first Broadway production of theAugust Wilson drama, Jitney. Based on the real-life cab services of the 1970's which would service clients of color when regular…

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

AEA Joins 12 Unions in Congressional Appeal to Save the NEA by Alexa Criscitiello

A jointcoalition of 12 national unions,Actors Equity Association among them,has penned an appealto members of Congress in defense of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Let It Snow! FROZEN Producer Dishes on What's Next for the Franchise by Alexa Criscitiello

Disney is hard at work figuring out what comes next for the Frozen franchise. Entertainment Weekly recently spoke to the film's producer, Peter Del Vecho, and asked him to ask how are things…

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

BWW Interview: Catching Up with HOLIDAY INN Star and Humanitarian Bryce Pinkham by Alexa Criscitiello

Emilio Criscitiello is a musician, published author, and resident music teacher at The Hungerford School in Staten Island, New York. A veteran teacher of students with special needs for over…

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Emilia Clarke to Star in West End Production of FIVE TIMES IN ONE NIGHT by Alexa Criscitiello

The Daily Mail has reported that Game of Thrones resident Khaleesi, Emilia Clarke, is set to visit the West End to star in a play Five Times In One Night, by American playwright, Chiara Ati.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Celebrating International Women's Day: Five Fierce Females Who Made Theatre History by Alexa Criscitiello

The question of gender parity in the theatre is a matter that has long been explored within our community. While recent Broadway seasons have taken encouraging steps toward better female rep…

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

92nd Street Y presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt & Michael Greif in Conversation by Alexa Criscitiello

ActorBen Plattand Tony Award nominated directorMichael Greifcome to 92Y onSunday, April 16for a conversation about their groundbreaking and critically acclaimed showDear Evan Hansen.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

BWW Exclusive: Lucy Simon Reveals Details for New SECRET GARDEN Song by Alexa Criscitiello

At tonight's exciting opening of the brand-new revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Lapine's, 'Sunday in the Park with George', BroadwayWorld correspondent, Richard Ridge, got the inside s…

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

In Their Own Words: Arts Organizations on the Importance of the National Endowment for the Arts by Alexa Criscitiello

The overall assumption regarding an interest in the arts seems to be one of partisan politics. Its value is an often debated topic in a divided nation whose idealistic chasm grows wider by t…

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Social: Hillary Clinton Receives Standing Ovation at SUNSET BOULEVARD by Alexa Criscitiello

After a warm welcome at 'In Transit', former presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton received another standingovation from an enthusiastic Broadway houseat the Wednesday night performance of…

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