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Friday, March 24, 2017

Barry Manilow Joins Roster for Upcoming Concert for America by Andrew Gans

The monthly fundraising event will be held at The Town Hall in New York.

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Listen to Kelli O’Hara’s Glorious Rendition of “Toyland” by Andrew Gans

The Tony winner, who will be part of the upcoming Babes in Toyland concert, is accompanied by Ted Sperling on piano.

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A Bronx Tale Cast Recording Released Digitally March 24 by Andrew Gans

The new musical, featuring a score by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, continues at the Longacre Theatre.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Casting Complete for World Premiere of Escape to Margaritaville Musical by Andrew Gans

The Jimmy Buffett musical will begin previews in May at La Jolla Playhouse.

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Carey Perloff to Step Down as Artistic Director of San Francisco’s ACT by Andrew Gans

Perloff has been with the award-winning theatre company for 25 years.

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Victoria Clark Is Sousatzka in New Musical, Opening March 23 in Toronto by Andrew Gans

The musical is aiming for a Broadway bow in the fall.

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Track List Announced for Betty Buckley’s 2-CD Set Story Songs by Andrew Gans

The Split star also includes anecdotes about Elaine Stritch, Guy DiSilva, and Stephen Bruton.

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Digital Lottery Announced for War Paint, Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole by Andrew Gans

The new musical is currently in previews at the Nederlander Theatre.

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Kristin Chenoweth Sings on Soundtrack for Speech & Debate by Andrew Gans

The track list for the new recording has been announced.

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Asmeret Ghebremichael Joins Cast of London Dreamgirls by Andrew Gans

The American actor has stepped into the role of Lorrell.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Jesse Green Named Theatre Critic for New York Times by Andrew Gans

Green succeeds Charles Isherwood.

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Michele Pawk, Jonathan Hadary, and More Set for Shaw’s You Never Can Tell by Andrew Gans

David Staller will direct the reading as part of the Project Shaw series.

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New Blocks of Tickets Now on Sale for Broadway’s Waitress and On Your Feet! by Andrew Gans

Tickets for both musicals are now available through the new year.

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Vanessa Williams, Michael Urie, LaChanze, and Andy Cohen Set for April Concert for America by Andrew Gans

The monthly fundraising concert will be held at The Town Hall in New York City.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ain’t Too Proud—The Temptations Musical Will Make World Premiere in 2017-18 Berkeley Rep Season by Andrew Gans

The musical, featuring a book by Dominique Morisseau, will be part of a lineup that also includes the world premiere of Daniel Handler’s Imaginary Comforts.

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Constantine Maroulis, Joe Cassidy, and More Set for Most Beautiful Room in New York Musical by Andrew Gans

The Long Wharf Theatre season will conclude with the world premiere of the new musical by Adam Gopnik and David Shire.

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Tina Fey’s Mean Girls Musical Will Make World Premiere at Washington’s National by Andrew Gans

Performances are set to begin at the D.C. venue in October.

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Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Join Shuffle Along Co-Star in CBS Pilot by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning actor has landed a role in the legal drama Perfect Citizen.

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Off-Broadway’s The Fantasticks Announces Closing Date by Andrew Gans

The long-running musical will end its run in June.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

TCM Will Broadcast Angela Lansbury-George Hearn Sweeney Todd by Andrew Gans

The Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical will air March 21.

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Live-Action Beauty and the Beast Celebrates the Highest-Grossing March Weekend Release in History by Andrew Gans

The remake of the 1991 animated musical stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens.

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Sam Elliott Will Join Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born Remake by Andrew Gans

Filming is expected to begin in April.

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Same-Sex Oklahoma! Will Be Part of Oregon Shakespeare Festival Season by Andrew Gans

The 2018 season also features world premieres by Mary Kathryn Nagle and Idris Goodwin.

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Come From Away Will Celebrate Cast Recording Release with Barnes & Noble Performance by Andrew Gans

The event will feature Jenn Colella, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Chad Kimball, and more.

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Cyndi Lauper Joins 4 Lolas for March 20 TDF Honors Kinky Boots Concert by Andrew Gans

The evening at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre features current and former members of the Tony-winning musical.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Present, Starring Cate Blanchett, Ends Broadway Run March 19 by Andrew Gans

The limited engagement, which marks the Oscar winner's Broadway debut, plays the Barrymore.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Broadway's Chicago Will Celebrate 90th Birthday of Composer John Kander by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning composer is also represented Off-Broadway with the new musical Kid Victory.

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Imelda Staunton Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Will Be Broadcast in Cinemas by Andrew Gans

The acclaimed production will be seen in movie theatres throughout the U.K. and beyond as part of National Theatre Live.

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Julie Andrews and Daughter Emma Walton Hamilton Defend NEA by Andrew Gans

CNN has posted an editorial from the mother and daughter, who have collaborated on more than 30 children's books.

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