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Friday, April 20, 2018

200 NYC High School Students Will Participate in Dear Evan Hansen’s ART2ART Program in 2018–2019 Season by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning musical has renewed its partnership with the arts-in-education organization ArtsConnection.

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Exclusive: Mark Ballas, Bobby Conte Thornton, Nicolas Dromard, Keith Hines Will Star in Muny Jersey Boys by Andrew Gans

Josh Rhodes will direct the Tony-winning musical this summer at the St. Louis venue.

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Killian Donnelly Will Head Cast of U.K. and Ireland Tour of Les Misérables by Andrew Gans

Donnelly discusses his journey with the international hit musical in the video below.

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Taylor Trensch, Lea Salonga, Ethan Slater, Bernadette Peters, More Set for 2018 Easter Bonnet Competition by Andrew Gans

Hailey Kilgore will perform David Friedman’s “Help Is on the Way” at the annual event.

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Tony Winner Sutton Foster’s NYC Concert Airs April 20 by Andrew Gans

Foster is joined by guest star Jonathan Groff on the PBS broadcast.

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Andy Mientus Stars in The Who's Tommy for Denver Center Beginning April 20 by Andrew Gans

Sam Buntrock directs a cast that also features Charl Brown, Carson Elrod, and Lulu Fall.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

American Theatre Wing Will Honor Andrew Lloyd Webber by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning composer will be celebrated at the Wing’s annual Gala in September.

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Sierra Boggess Will Be Maria in West Side Story Concert by Andrew Gans

The concert is part of the annual Proms series at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

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Audra McDonald Will Headline McCarter Theatre Center’s Gala Benefit by Andrew Gans

The April 28 fundraiser will also feature a cocktail reception, dinner, a live auction, and more.

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Hugh Jackman and Sonia Friedman Named to Annual Time 100 List by Andrew Gans

Jackman and Friedman join Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman, and more on Time's list of most influential people of 2018.

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Melissa Errico and Ryan Silverman, Michael Feinstein and Christine Ebersole Will Be Part of Summer Duos Series at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Andrew Gans

Also pairing up for the summer concert series are Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley and Crystal Monee Hall and Marcus Paul James.

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National Theatre Will Welcome Return of Follies, Plus Exit the King, Hadestown, Pericles, and More by Andrew Gans

Hadestown will play the National before moving to Broadway in 2019.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Kelli O’Hara and Arian Moayed Receive Webby Nominations for The Accidental Wolf by Andrew Gans

O’Hara stars in the first season of the web series penned by Moayed.

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Tony Winner Victoria Clark Will Be Honored by Dallas Summer Musicals by Andrew Gans

Clark will be celebrated at the High School Musical Theatre Awards for her impact in the Dallas theatrical community and beyond.

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Mean Girls’ Tina Fey Will Return to Saturday Night Live as Host by Andrew Gans

Broadway alum Amy Schumer is also scheduled to host the long-running NBC program before the end of its current season.

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Smash Star Megan Hilty Celebrates Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, and More at Café Carlyle by Andrew Gans

The Tony nominee plays the intimate cabaret through April 28.

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National Tour of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Sets January 2019 Launch by Andrew Gans

The traveling production will kick off at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre.

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Reed Birney, Lisa O’Hare, Peter Bartlett Set for Project Shaw’s The Doctor's Dilemma by Andrew Gans

David Staller will direct the evening at Symphony Space.

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Carousel Star Lindsay Mendez Shares Her 10 Favorite Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

Bernadette Peters, Victoria Clark, and Alex Brightman are among Mendez’s favorites.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Kinky Boots Star Wayne Brady Will Be Special Guest at The Soul Session by Andrew Gans

Fellow Lola, Kyle Taylor Parker, hosts the evening of reimagined theatre and pop tunes at the Green Room 42.

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Passion, Starring Natascia Diaz, Will Launch 2018–2019 Signature Season in Arlington, Virginia by Andrew Gans

The season will also include Billy Elliot, Ain't Misbehavin', Grand Hotel, and the world premiere of John Dempsey and Dana Rowe’s Blackbeard.

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Kathy Najimy Will Star in Benefit Reading of Lauren Gunderson’s Natural Shocks by Andrew Gans

The reading is part of a national theatre campaign to address domestic violence and gun violence against women.

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3 Musicals to Be Developed at Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 41st National Music Theater Conference by Andrew Gans

Writers include Masi Asare, Michael R. Jackson, Anna K. Jacobs, Kate Kilbane, and Dan Moses.

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Tony Winner Cady Huffman to Return to Broadway in Chicago by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning revival continues at the Ambassador Theatre.

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Lauren Molina, Conor Ryan, More Will Reprise Performances in Desperate Measures Off-Broadway by Andrew Gans

The David Friedman-Peter Kellogg musical will begin at New World Stages May 30.

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Adrienne Warren Is Tina Turner in World Premiere of Tina Musical by Andrew Gans

The new musical, opening April 17, plays the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Grosses Analysis: Mean Girls, Three Tall Women, and Harry Potter Play to 100 Percent Capacity by Andrew Gans

The revival of My Fair Lady, which officially opens April 19, also played to sold-out crowds.

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Jay Armstrong Johnson Will Join Cast of Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Gans

Broadway’s longest-running musical celebrated its 30th anniversary at the Majestic Theatre earlier this year.

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Cast Set for Off-Broadway Return of Smokey Joe's Café by Andrew Gans

Following a limited run at the Ogunquit Playhouse, performances will begin at Stage 42 in July.

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Bright Star Tony Nominee Carmen Cusack Will Headline Twist of Limelight by Andrew Gans

The evening will benefit San Francisco’s Bay Area Musicals.

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Cast Set for Lipstick Project’s All-Female Version of Cabaret by Andrew Gans

Performances begin April 27 in Darien, Connecticut.

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