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Saturday, August 24, 2019

London’s Aladdin Ends August 24 at the Prince Edward Theatre Before Mary Poppins Floats In by Andrew Gans

The hit Disney musical opened in the West End in June 2016.

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West End Transfer of Florian Zeller’s The Son Begins August 24 by Andrew Gans

The play made its U.K. premiere at London’s Kiln Theatre in February.

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage Documentary Will Be Screened at Museum of the Moving Image by Andrew Gans

The film will also be broadcast on PBS in September.

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Meghan Picerno, John Riddle, Bradley Dean to Join Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Gans

The longest-running Broadway production will welcome new principals in the fall.

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See Who’s Joining Caroline Innerbichler and Caroline Bowman in Frozen Tour by Andrew Gans

The Disney production will kick off this fall.

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Dear Evan Hansen Star Ann Sanders’ 6 Most Memorable Nights Onstage by Andrew Gans

Sanders recalls the 2004 Tony Awards as well as performances in Beauty and the Beast, The King and I, and more.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

York Theatre Company’s Musicals in Mufti Series Will Celebrate Cole Porter With 3 Musicals by Andrew Gans

The fall season will kick off with Fifty Million Frenchmen.

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Slava’s Snowshow Will Return to Broadway by Andrew Gans

The Olivier Award-winning spectacle, known for its climactic blizzard, will follow Beautiful: The Carole King Musical into the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

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Cast Set for Tour of Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville by Andrew Gans

The North American tour will launch in September in Providence.

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Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof and The Secret Garden, Reuniting Original Broadway Creative Team, Will Play Australia by Andrew Gans

Both musicals will be presented by Opera Australia and John Frost in 2020.

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Damon Daunno, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ali Stroker, More Celebrate Oklahoma! Cast Recording Release August 22 by Andrew Gans

The Barnes & Noble event features performances and a CD signing.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Cape Playhouse Announces Lineup for 2020 Summer Season, Including An American in Paris and Grease by Andrew Gans

Three musicals and three plays will be part of the 94th summer season at the Massachusetts venue, plus the return of Million Dollar Quartet.

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Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro Will Debut New Show, Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret, in Fire Island by Andrew Gans

The duo will subsequently play The Crown & Anchor’s Paramount Theater in Provincetown.

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Clinton Greenspan Is the Next Title Star of Broadway’s Aladdin; Major Attaway Will Return as Genie by Andrew Gans

Meanwhile, the tour of the musical will welcome Jonah Ho’okano to the title role and Korie Lee Blossey as the Genie.

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Cast Complete for London Run of Laura Wade’s The Watsons, Directed by Samuel West by Andrew Gans

The play, adapted from the unfinished Jane Austen novel, begins performances in September.

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Cast Set for Limited Run of Off-Broadway’s Horror Musical All Hallows Eve by Andrew Gans

Little Shop of Horrors’ Martin P. Robinson, who wrote the book and lyrics and designed the puppets, directs.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Nicholas Rodriguez and More Will Join Alice Ripley in North Shore Music Theatre’s Sunset Boulevard by Andrew Gans

Performances of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, based on the Billy Wilder film, will begin September 24.

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Songs From Stonewall World Premiere Will Be Part of New York City Opera’s Free Concert in Bryant Park by Andrew Gans

The September evening will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the famed opera company.

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YouTube Star Joe Sugg Will Join London Company of Waitress by Andrew Gans

The Sara Bareilles musical continues at the Adelphi Theatre.

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Billy Porter, Rachel Bay Jones, Cheyenne Jackson, More Set for Los Angeles Concert for America by Andrew Gans

The September 21 benefit will be held at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Bruce Vilanch and Kira Kosarin Will Star in Aladdin and His Winter Wish by Andrew Gans

The holiday engagement begins in December at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

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Watch Annie-B Parson and Alex Timbers Discuss David Byrne’s Broadway-Bound American Utopia by Andrew Gans

After a limited run in Boston, the theatrical concert experience will arrive at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre in October.

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Dominique Morisseau, Questlove, Camille A. Brown, Kamilah Forbes Collaborating on Broadway-Aimed Soul Train Musical by Andrew Gans

The musical, with a trailblazing creative team, is planning a Broadway premiere in 2021 in celebration of the series’ 50th anniversary.

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Jason Gotay and Mikaela Bennett Set for Muny Magic Concerts by Andrew Gans

The November concerts will be held at the Sheldon Concert Hall.

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Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s Harmony Will Play Off-Broadway's National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene by Andrew Gans

The musical will make its Manhattan debut in February 2020.

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Afterglow to Return to London Stage by Andrew Gans

The play examines the emotional, intellectual, and sexual dynamics between a gay married couple in an open relationship.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Pretty Woman: The Musical Ends Broadway Run August 18 by Andrew Gans

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

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Tituss Burgess Will Host New Cooking Show for Digital Service Quibi by Andrew Gans

Dishmantled is from the creator and executive producer of the hit Food Network series Chopped.

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New National Tour of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Will Launch in 2020 by Andrew Gans

Michael Unger will direct the tour, which celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Peanuts comic strip.

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Tony Yazbeck Will Play Rudolph Valentino in Readings of New Musical Valentino by Andrew Gans

Chet Walker directs the new musical by Douglas J. Cohen and Howard Marren.

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