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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Aimie Atkinson and Danny Mac Will Head Cast of London’s Pretty Woman: The Musical by Andrew Gans

The musical, based on the film of the same name, is directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.

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Tony Winner Idina Menzel Plays Holiday Show at Carnegie Hall December 11 by Andrew Gans

The concert follows the recent release of Menzel’s Christmas: A Season of Love album.

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Patrick Stewart Returns to the New York Stage December 11 in Solo Adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Andrew Gans

The two performances benefit City Harvest and Ars Nova.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Jane Krakowski, Loretta Devine, and Lillias White Will Join Tituss Burgess at Carnegie Hall by Andrew Gans

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Emmy nominee Burgess will make his debut at the famed venue in an evening devoted to Stephen Sondheim.

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Charles Randolph-Wright Will Direct World Premiere of American Prophet Musical at Arena Stage by Andrew Gans

The musical, by Randolph-Wright and Marcus Hummon, chronicles the life of human rights leader Frederick Douglass.

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Go Behind the Scenes of Off-Broadway’s The Half-Life of Marie Curie by Andrew Gans

The video details the journey of the Audible production through the eyes of playwright Lauren Gunderson, director Gaye Taylor Upchurch, and more.

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Bobby Steggert, Ivan Hernandez, Nancy Anderson, More Set for 10th Anniversary Yank! Concert by Andrew Gans

The evening will feature songs, scenes, and stories performed by cast members from around the world.

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Austin Durant Fills in for Danny Burstein in Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! Beginning December 10 by Andrew Gans

The new musical continues at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

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Noah Galvin Replaces Ari’el Stachel in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Concert at Lincoln Center by Andrew Gans

Michael Arden will direct the February 2020 presentation at David Geffen Hall.

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Patrick Dunn, Preston Truman Boyd, and Michelle Dowdy Join Cast of Les Misérables National Tour December 10 by Andrew Gans

The three actors join the hit musical in Buffalo, New York.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Grosses Analysis: Ain't Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations Breaks Imperial Theatre Record by Andrew Gans

Broadway bid farewell to two revivals during the week ending December 8.

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Arielle Jacobs, Jason Gotay, More Will Star in Between the Lines Musical Off-Broadway by Andrew Gans

Jeff Calhoun will direct a cast that also includes Carrie St. Louis and Julia Murney at the Tony Kiser Theater.

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Tony Award Winner René Auberjonois Dies at 79 by Andrew Gans

The star of stage and screen earned three additional Tony nominations throughout his career.

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Ramin Karimloo, Lucie Jones, More Will Star in The Secret Garden at the London Palladium by Andrew Gans

Nick Winston will direct the April performances.

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

West End’s Les Misérables—The Staged Concert Broadcast in U.S. Movie Theatres December 8 by Andrew Gans

Michael Ball, Carrie Hope Fletcher, and Alfie Boe star in the production, recently seen at London’s Gielgud Theatre.

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Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, More Celebrated at 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors December 8 by Andrew Gans

LL Cool J hosts the event at the Kennedy Center Opera House.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Harry Connick Jr. Returns to Broadway December 7 in A Celebration of Cole Porter by Andrew Gans

The limited engagement plays the Nederlander Theatre.

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SpongeBob SquarePants Musical Airs on Nickelodeon December 7 by Andrew Gans

The TV production features much of the original Broadway cast, including Tony nominees Ethan Slater and Gavin Lee.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Cast Set for Riverside Theatre’s Thoroughly Modern Millie by Andrew Gans

Performances begin in Vero Beach, Florida, in January 2020.

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Bernadette Peters Will Join Katrina Lenk in Televised Celebrating Sondheim New Year’s Eve Concert by Andrew Gans

Lonny Price will direct the concert, which will air on PBS.

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Barry Manilow’s Harmony Musical Will Now Open in 2021 by Andrew Gans

The musical had been scheduled to start previews in February 2020.

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Jason SweetTooth Williams, Eddie Korbich, Alexa Green, More Set for Free Broadway's Future Holiday Concert by Andrew Gans

The performance will feature all-new holiday songs by a host of composers.

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Wicked Star Jackie Burns Will Teach Master Class by Andrew Gans

The audition seminar in New York City will also feature voice teacher Donna Reid.

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Samantha Barks Will Star in London’s Frozen by Andrew Gans

The production will reopen the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane in October 2020.

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N.Y.C. Production of Baby, Starring Alice Ripley, Christina Sajous, More, Begins December 6 by Andrew Gans

Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire’s 1983 musical is directed and choreographed by Ethan Paulini.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Josh Groban Adds 4th Date for Radio City Music Hall Residency by Andrew Gans

Josh Groban’s Great Big Radio City Show launches February 14, 2020.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Lea Salonga, Alfie Boe, More Set for Do You Hear the People Sing? Concert Tour by Andrew Gans

The Australian concerts will celebrate the work of Les Misérables and Miss Saigon creators Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg.

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Ann Harada, Judy McLane, Jonah Platt, More Set for Reading of New Musical Solana by Andrew Gans

Josh Rhodes directs and choreographs the Michael Heitzman and Ilene Reid musical.

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Idina Menzel, Lea Michele, Skylar Astin, More Are Part of NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center by Andrew Gans

The annual holiday celebration, which also features a performance from the cast of Mean Girls, airs December 4.

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