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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Café Carlyle Announces Spring Season by Andrew Gans

The forthcoming season will include the Carlyle debut of stage and screen star John O’Hurley.

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Cast Set for Inappropriate Relationship by Andrew Gans

Marcy Lovitch’s play is part of the NYWinterfest 2017 Theater Festival.

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David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori’s Soft Power Will Premiere at the Ahmanson by Andrew Gans

The Center Theatre Group season also includes Red Shoes, Bright Star, Something Rotten!, and The Humans.

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Brandy Norwood to Return to Chicago Role by Andrew Gans

The Grammy winner will step into the musical’s national tour in April.

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Shakina Nayfack Named Recipient of Drama League’s Beatrice Terry Artist in Residence Fellow by Andrew Gans

Nayfack will write and direct a reading of Chonburi International Hotel and Butterfly Club.

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Garth Drabinsky, Producer of Broadway-Aimed Sousatzka, Begins Hearing with Ontario Securities Commission by Andrew Gans

The former head of Livent, who was convicted of fraud, is seeking to overturn OSC penalties.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Paige Price Will Depart Theatre Aspen for Philadelphia Theatre Company by Andrew Gans

Price has been named producing artistic director of the Pennsylvania venue.

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Tyne Daly and Tim Daly Will Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck Play by Andrew Gans

The siblings are set to headline the new play at the Dorset Theatre Festival.

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Cast Announced for Off-Broadway’s Bareback Ink by Andrew Gans

Obie winner David Drake will direct at the IRT Theater.

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Kent Gash Will Direct The Wiz for Ford’s Theatre by Andrew Gans

The 2017-18 season will also include the American premiere of a new play by Timberlake Wertenbaker.

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Complete Casting Announced for Aladdin National Tour by Andrew Gans

Adam Jacobs will reprise his work in the title role.

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More Casting Announced for Broadway’s Six Degrees of Separation by Andrew Gans

See who's joining Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey, and Corey Hawkins in the revival.

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LaChanze Reveals Her 5 Favorite Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

Dear Evan Hansen’s Ben Platt is one of The Color Purple Tony winner’s favorites.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor Will Again Explore The Last Five Years by Andrew Gans

The Broadway actors will perform the Jason Robert Brown musical for one night only.

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Judy Collins Will Bring Stephen Sondheim Celebration to Manhattan by Andrew Gans

A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim will be presented at The Met.

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Watch “Belle,” Featuring Emma Watson, from Live-Action Beauty and the Beast by Andrew Gans

The Disney film is due in cinemas next month.

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Tales of the City Concert Will Play Broadway’s Music Box Theatre by Andrew Gans

The cast will include Betsy Wolfe, Justin Vivian Bond, and Wesley Taylor.

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Memorial for Florence Henderson Held at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre by Andrew Gans

The February 21 memorial for the late stage and screen star is open to the public.

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Oscar-Nominated Moana Released Digitally by Andrew Gans

The animated film features songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who was recently nominated for an Academy Award.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune Will Tour Together by Andrew Gans

The Broadway icons will be Two for the Road this fall.

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Carolee Carmello Is John Adams in All-Female 1776 Concert Feb. 20 by Andrew Gans

The evening, featuring Mary Testa, Arielle Jacobs, and Andréa Burns, is held at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Watch Cast of Come From Away Perform “Me and The Sky!” by Andrew Gans

The new musical is currently in previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Watch Trailer for HBO's Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, with Renée Elise Goldsberry by Andrew Gans

The film co-stars Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne.

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U.K. Funny Girl Tour, Starring Sheridan Smith, Launches Feb. 18 by Andrew Gans

Performances of the classic musical comedy begin in Manchester.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

James Earl Jones Will Reprise Role in Lion King Remake by Andrew Gans

The role of Simba has also been cast.

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Playwrights Horizons Presents The Light Years Starting Feb. 17 by Andrew Gans

Oliver Butler, who developed the new play, also directs.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Napoli, Brooklyn Begins Performances at Long Wharf by Andrew Gans

The production will play the Roundabout Theatre Company in June.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Groundhog Day Composer Lands Film Role by Andrew Gans

Tim Minchin will join Jamie Foxx in a new film for Lionsgate due in 2018.

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Max Ferrá, Founder of INTAR Hispanic American Arts Center, Dies at 79 by Andrew Gans

He helped nurture the works of Latino playwrights.

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Hamilton Star Will Succeed Josh Groban in Broadway’s The Great Comet by Andrew Gans

Groban departs the critically acclaimed musical in July.

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