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Sunday, April 22, 2018

BWW Retrospective: A Look at the History of BE MORE CHILL Before Its Off-Broadway Upgrade by Alexa Criscitiello

It was announced this week that Be More Chill, the original musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and a book by Joe Tracz will have its New York premiere production this summer. Stephe…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, April 20: Bette is Back Where She Belongs in HELLO DOLLY! On Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2017, the divine Bette Midler returned to Broadway in the iconic role of Dolly Levi in the smash-hit revival of Jerry Herman's HELLO DOLLY

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sierra Boggess to Play Maria in Upcoming Concert of WEST SIDE STORY by Alexa Criscitiello

It has been announced that Broadway and West End star,Sierra Boggess, has been cast asMaria in an upcoming concert version of the classic musicalWest Side Story. The performance will be pres…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Kelli O'Hara-Led Web Series THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Nominated for Webby Awards! by Alexa Criscitiello

The first season of the Kelli O'Hara-led webseriesThe Accidental Wolf received twoWebbyNominationsin the categories ofBest Individual PerformanceforKelli O'HaraandBest WritingforArian Moayed.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Dance Magic Dance! Musical Adaptation of Jim Henson's LABYRINTH in Development by Alexa Criscitiello

Theatre fans, prepare to head back into Jim Henson's Labyrinth. In a recent interview with Forbes, Brian Henson, CEO of the Henson Company, revealed that a stage adaptation of the classic 80…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Scott Rudin Offers to Stage Broadway-Bound TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD For Judge in Harper Lee Lawsuit by Alexa Criscitiello

Will Aaron Sorkin's stage adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird make its premiere in front of a federal judge If producer Scott Rudin has his day in court, that just may be the case.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, April 13- Audra McDonald Returns to Broadway in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2014, Audra McDonald returned to Broadway as legendary jazz singer, Billie Holiday, in the musical drama, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar amp Grill.

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Sharon Small to Star in UK Tour of Alzheimer's Drama STILL ALICE by Alexa Criscitiello

Actress Sharon Small, Mistresses, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries has signed on tostar in a touring stage production of the novel Still Alice.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Gemma Sutton to Star Opposite Caroline O'Connor in West End Revival of THE RINK by Alexa Criscitiello

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has reported that actress Gemma Sutton has joined the cast of the upcoming West End revival of the musical, The Rink.

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Emma Thompson to Write and Direct NANNY MCPHEE Musical Adaptation! by Alexa Criscitiello

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has just reported that award-winning actress, Emma Thompson, is set to helm and provide lyrics for a musical stage adaptation of her hit film. Nanny McPhee.

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Step Into to the Candy Store! HEATHERS to Head to the West End by Alexa Criscitiello

It'll be very Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has reported that the West End is set to get its very own production of the homicidal high school musical, Heathers, which is set to begin its r…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Brandon Victor Dixon Dishes on SUPERSTAR, Diversity on Broadway, and Next Moves in Revealing New Interview by Alexa Criscitiello

In a revealing new interview with The Daily Beast, Broadway's Brandon Victor Dixon chats with the site about his breakthrough role in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live, his notorious showdow…

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VIDEO: On This Day, April 11- MATILDA Celebrates A Revolting Opening Night on Broadway! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2013, the revolting Broadway hit musical Matilda opened at the Shubert Theater.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Broadway Choreographer, Donald McKayle, Passes Away at Age 87 by Alexa Criscitiello

Choreographer Donald McKayle, whose work on the musical Raisin made him the first black man to direct and choreograph a Broadway show, passed away on Friday in Irvine, California. He was 87 …

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VIDEO: On This Day, April 10- CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Opens Live in Living Color on Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2011, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Video Flashback: WEST SIDE STORY Sweeps the 1962 Academy Awards! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 1962, the groundbreaking screen adaptation of Jerome Robbin's West Side Story swept the Academy Awards, taking home a whopping ten wins, including Best Picture. Check out arch…

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Video: David Yazbek, Michael Riedel, and More Deliver 2018 TEDxBroadway Talks! by Alexa Criscitiello

Today Broadway fans can binge watch this year's batch ofTEDxBroadwaytalks The one-day event held at New World Stages in February was exclusively dedicated to asking,What's the Best Broadway …

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VIDEO: On This Day, April 6- The War is On! Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Star in WAR PAINT on Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day the battle for queen of cosmetics began on Broadway, with legends Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone in War Paint.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Bid Now to Win Tickets to Elton John's Legendary Academy Awards Party by Alexa Criscitiello

Enjoy 2 tickets to attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 27th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, February 24 in West Hollywood.

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On This Day, April 5- What's New, Broadway? EVITA Opens at the Marquis Theater by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day 2012, the first Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's acclaimed musical, Evita opened at the Marquis Theater.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, April 4- KINKY BOOTS Raises Up Broadway! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2013, Billy Porter, Stark Sands, and Annaleigh Ashford strutted their way onto the Broadway stage in the hit musical Kinky Boots

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

BWW Retrospective: Celebrating 75 Years of Rodgers and Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! by Alexa Criscitiello

Celebrating 75 years on the stage Rodgers amp Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre on March 31st, 1943, forever changing what we thought musical theatre could b…

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Friday, March 30, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, March 30- Idina Menzel Starts Over (and Over) in IF/THEN by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2014, Idina Menzel did it all again in the new musical from the Pulitzer Prize-winning duo behind Next to Normal, IfThen.

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Lily James Signs On For Upcoming UK Movie Musical ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE by Alexa Criscitiello

The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye has reported that actress Lily James Baby Driveris currently brushing up on her Beatles tunes for her role in the upcoming movie musical, All You Need Is Love.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Video: Shoshana Bean, Eden Espinosa, Megan Hilty, Keala Settle, and Cheyenne Jackson Unite for DRUNK WICKED: Act 2! by Alexa Criscitiello

Check out Keala Settle joining Wicked alums Eden Espinoza, Shoshana Bean, and Megan Hilty to bring you the exciting conclusion of Drunk Wicked

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Video: Christy Altomare Gets Serenaded By A Young Fan at the ANASTASIA Stage Door by Alexa Criscitiello

Drop everything you're doing and watch this adorable video of a tiny fan serenading Anastasia star, Christy Altomare, with, 'Once Upon A December' at the show's stage door. See video of the …

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Jenna Russell, Zubin Varla and More to Lead London Premiere of FUN HOME at the Young Vic by Alexa Criscitiello

This evening, Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail announced some exciting casting news for the forthcoming Sam Gold-directed productionof Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori's Fun Home at London's Youn…

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VIDEO: On This Day, March 29- NEWSIES Seizes the Day on Opening Night! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2012, Newsies seized the day on opening night at the Nederlander Theater

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Play Ball! Kelli O'Hara and Patti Murin to Perform at Yankees Opening Day! by Alexa Criscitiello

Batter up Frozen's resident Princess Anna, Patti Murin and Tony Award-winner Kelli O'Hara revealed some exciting news on Twitter this evening.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Hello Beanie! Jonah Hill Celebrates Sister Beanie Feldstein's Birthday with Some New Ink! by Alexa Criscitiello

This week. Hello Dolly and Ladybird actress, Beanie Feldstein, received an incredible tribute from older brother, Jonah Hill, in honor of her birthday.

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VIDEO: On This Day, March 28: Happy Birthday, Reba McEntire! by Alexa Criscitiello

Ms. McEntire, the third in a family of four children, grew up on a cattle ranch in the small, rural town of Chockie, Oklahoma. Her father expected all the children to work on the ranch and M…

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