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Friday, April 28, 2017

Wicked Alum Caroline Bowman Will Lead the Muny's All Shook Up by Andrew Gans

The former Elphaba will take on the dual roles of Natalie and Ed.

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Watch Josh Groban and Cast of The Great Comet Perform on The Today Show by Andrew Gans

The company performed “Balaga” live as part of the NBC program's “Best of Broadway” week.

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Justin Guarini Will Join Beth Malone, Marc Kudisch, and More in the Muny’s Unsinkable Molly Brown by Andrew Gans

Performances begin at the St. Louis landmark in July.

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Broadway Barks 2017 Sets Summer Date in Shubert Alley by Andrew Gans

The annual event was founded by Bernadette Peters and the late Mary Tyler Moore.

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In the Heights’ Andréa Burns 5 Most Memorable Nights Onstage by Andrew Gans

From an onstage injury to working with Nathan Lane, the On Your Feet! and In the Heights star details the standout moments of her theatrical career so far.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Great Comet Creators Are Winners of American Ingenuity Award in History by Andrew Gans

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812’s Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin will be honored in the fall.

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Muny’s A Chorus Line Casts Its Zach by Andrew Gans

Casting is now complete for the summer production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at the St. Louis venue.

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La La Land Director at Work on TV Musical Drama by Andrew Gans

Damian Chazelle is collaborating with Jack Thorne on the Paris-set project.

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How Did Liza Minnelli Help Barbra Streisand Overcome Stage Fright? by Andrew Gans

Oscar winner Streisand, who returns to the concert stage in May, recently recalled seeing Minnelli perform in an intimate venue.

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North American Tour of The Lion King Celebrates Milestone April 27 by Andrew Gans

The tour of the Tony-winning musical is currently playing St. Louis’ Fox Theatre.

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Watch an Emotional, Unplugged Version of Jesus Christ Superstar’s ‘Gethsemane’ by Andrew Gans

Nicholas Edwards will star in the title role of the Signature Theatre’s upcoming staging of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

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Itinerary Announced for National Tour of School of Rock by Andrew Gans

The tour of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will launch in September in Rochester.

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Stephanie J. Block, Andrew Rannells, and Christian Borle Will Reunite for Broadway Bakes by Andrew Gans

The Falsettos stars will be among more than 20 Broadway actors taking part in the fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Former Theatre Agent Pleads Guilty to Fraud by Andrew Gans

Roland Scahill admitted to tricking investors to put money into a non-existent production about the life of Kathleen Battle.

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Kelli O’Hara, Bill Irwin, Christopher Fitzgerald, and More Are Babes in Toyland by Andrew Gans

Ted Sperling conducts the stemi-staged concert at Carnegie Hall.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Billy Porter Will Be Honored at 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning actor will be presented with the Vito Russo Award.

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Anika Noni Rose Acquires Film and TV Rights to Shadowshaper Series by Andrew Gans

Daniel José Older’s young adults book series concerns a Brooklynite with magical powers.

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Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music Announces U.S. Tour Dates by Andrew Gans

The Pulitzer Prize finalist will be seen in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tempe, and Washington, D.C.

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Cynthia Erivo, Steven Pasquale, and More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival by Andrew Gans

Cristin Milioti, Thomas Sadoski, and Alexandra Socha have also been added to the summer lineup.

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Gabriella Pizzolo and Marin Mazzie Set for Reading of Pamela’s First Musical by Andrew Gans

Graciela Daniele will direct the reading based on Wendy Wasserstein’s children’s book.

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Casting Set for Reading of New Musical Based on the Life of Temple Grandin by Andrew Gans

Gabriel Barre will direct the invitation-only reading of Temple.

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Nominees Announced for 7th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards by Andrew Gans

Paula Vogel, Harvey Fierstein, and Estelle Parsons are among the Legend of Off Broadway Awards recipients.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Release Dates Announced for Frozen Sequel and Live-Action Lion King by Andrew Gans

Both Disney films will hit screens in 2019.

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Casting Complete for Paper Mill Playhouse’s Mary Poppins by Andrew Gans

Elena Shaddow will star as the titular magical nanny.

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Shoshana Bean and Mark Rylance Among IRNE Winners by Andrew Gans

The awards celebrate the Boston theatre community.

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Baayork Lee Named Recipient of 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award by Andrew Gans

Lee created the role of Connie in the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line.

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John Gielgud’s Ages of Man Tony Award Will Be Auctioned by Andrew Gans

Mr. Gielgud received the 1959 Tony Award for “Distinguished Contribution to Theatre.”

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Casting Complete for the Muny's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Andrew Gans

The company will be headed by Ali Ewoldt, Jordan Gelber, John Tartaglia, and Mark Linn-Baker.

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Downton Abbey’s Allen Leech Will Make U.S. Stage Debut at the Geffen by Andrew Gans

Leech will star in Nick Payne’s Constellations.

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