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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Oslo, Starring Tony Winners Jefferson Mays and Jennifer Ehle, Begins Broadway Run by Andy Lefkowitz

The Broadway transfer of J.T. Rogers' Oslo begins tonight at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Helmed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher and headlined by Tony winners Jennifer Ehle and Jeffers…

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Anastasia, with Christy Altomare, Derek Klena & Ramin Karimloo, Arrives on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The day is here! The much-anticipated Broadway musical Anastasia begins performances tonight at the Broadhurst Theatre. The new musical inspired by the 1997 animated film of the same name is…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This Wheel of Fortune Contestant Could Have Benefited from Reading More Tennessee Williams by Andy Lefkowitz

The long-running TV game show Wheel of Fortune requires vocab suaveness and trivia knowledge galore. A missing link that might not be on the résumé of all contests? Theater ner…

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Odds & Ends: Monopoly Musical Update, Vanessa Williams Joins Concert for America & More by Andy Lefkowitz

Monopoly Musical Lines Up Creative Team A talented group of New York theater regulars are at work on Monopoly, the Musical, according to The New York Post. As previously reported, Hasbro ha…

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New Plays by Lucy Kirkwood and Anna Ziegler Added to Manhattan Theatre Club Season by Andy Lefkowitz

Manhattan Theatre Club has added two new plays to the company’s 2017-2018 season. The Children, an American premiere by Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), will begin previews November 28 and o…

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The Kite Runner to Transfer to London’s Playhouse Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

Following a hit run at Wyndham’s Theatre, The Kite Runner, Matthew Spangler’s adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novel, will move to the Playhouse Theatre for a li…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Odds & Ends: Shuffle Along Stars Reunite for TV Pilot, Chita Rivera Receives Special Honor & More by Andy Lefkowitz

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Brian Stokes Mitchell Joins Shuffle Along Costar for TV Pilot Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has joined CBS' legal dr…

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Michael Urie to Star in The Government Inspector Off-Broadway with Mary Testa & More by Andy Lefkowitz

Red Bull Theater has announced casting for their next mainstage production: a revival of Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector, directed by Jesse Berger. Michael Urie will star in t…

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Mark Your Calendar! Broadway-Bound Mean Girls Stage Musical Sets Dates by Andy Lefkowitz

The new stage-musical adaptation of the film favorite Mean Girls has set dates for its world premiere production. The musical will play out of town at Washington, DC’s National Theatre…

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John Ellison Conlee, Zainab Jah, Hannah Cabell to Lead Suzan-Lori Parks’ Venus at Signature Theatre Company by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is announced for the new revival of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Venus, directed by Lear deBessonet, at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Set to begin previews April 25 with an openin…

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This Broadway Mashup of Dear Evan Hansen, Rent, Next to Normal & Vanessa Carlton Will Make Your Week by Andy Lefkowitz

The new musical Dear Evan Hansen has become a Broadway sensation, with a pop score that follows in the footsteps of shows like Rent and Next to Normal. Nathan Lucrezio, who currently appears…

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Will Harvey Fierstein Appear as Ursula in Live-Action Little Mermaid? by Andy Lefkowitz

Little Mermaid composer Alan Menken, who is working on Disney’s planned live-action film version with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, has one wish. The Oscar and Tony wi…

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Odds & Ends: Christopher Jackson to Sing at Carnegie Hall, Naked Gun Creator Writes New Musical & More by Andy Lefkowitz

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and this weekend. Christopher Jackson to Sing with Jessie Mueller & More at Carnegie Hall Christopher Jackson has joined …

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Broadway's Anastasia Records Original Cast Album by Andy Lefkowitz

Anastasia's original cast recording on the Broadway Records label will be available for pre-order online beginning on March 21. The CD will be released in June with an exact da…

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Broadway Grosses: War Paint Fills the House as Shows Excel in Previews by Andy Lefkowitz

Shows in previews took off in capacity during the week ending March 19. The new musical War Paint, starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, filled the Nederlander Theatre to 92.01%, up …

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Javier Muñoz Sets Return Date to Broadway's Hamilton by Andy Lefkowitz

Javier Muñoz, who had taken a medical leave from Broadway hit Hamilton last month, has set his return date. The original cast member, who took over the full-time slot in the show'…

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Alan Menken Wants Harvey Fierstein as Ursula in Live-Action Little Mermaid by Andy Lefkowitz

Original 1989 Little Mermaid composer Alan Menken, who is working on Disney’s planned live-action film version with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, has one wish. He shar…

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Broadway's Anastasia to Record Original Cast Album by Andy Lefkowitz

The producers of Anastasia announced today that the new Broadway musical will produce an original cast recording. Available now for pre-order at BroadwayRecords.com, it will be available vi…

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Same-Sex Oklahoma to Offer "Revolutionary Spin" on Classic Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma will be presented with a new perspective by Broadway veteran director Bill Rauch. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, in Ashland, Oregon, will celebrat…

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It's a Boy! Megan Hilty and Brian Gallagher Welcome a New Addition by Andy Lefkowitz

We have another Broadway baby to cheer for! Tony nominee Megan Hilty and her sweet hubby Brian Gallagher welcomed a baby boy today, according to People. Ronan Laine Gallagher was born in L.A…

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Many a New Day! Same-Sex Oklahoma to Play Oregon Shakespeare Festival by Andy Lefkowitz

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma will be presented with a new spin by Broadway veteran director Bill Rauch. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, in Ashland, Oregon, will celebrate the musica…

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Sweet Charity With Sutton Foster May Play Broadway Next Season by Andy Lefkowitz

“Where am I going?,” the title character sings in Neil Simon, Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields’ musical Sweet Charity. The answer may be Broadway. The New Group’s r…

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Mulan Live-Action Remake to Include No Songs, Says Director Niki Caro by Andy Lefkowitz

Disney’s live-action update of the 1998 animated film Mulan will not feature any songs, according to an interview Moviefone conducted with director Niki Caro. Moviefone inquired with …

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Andy Karl on Groundhog Day First-Preview Snafu: 'The Most Remarkable Theater Experience I’ve Ever Had' by Andy Lefkowitz

The first preview of the new Broadway musical Groundhog Day had a shaky start for the crew and the cast, including leading man Andy Karl, who plays Phil Connors, a TV weatherman who experien…

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Odds & Ends: Thomas Sadoski Reveals Secret Wedding to Former Co-Star, Beauty & the Beast Breaks Records & More by Andy Lefkowitz

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Thomas Sadoski & Amanda Seyfried Elope Thomas Sadoski and Amanda Seyfriend got more than they bargained for when they ki…

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Nick Blaemire's A Little More Alive Musical Set for the Big Screen by Andy Lefkowitz

Nick Blaemire, the actor-composer who recently appeared off-Broadway in Keen Company's revival of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! will see one of his musicals take the big …

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Children of a Lesser God Broadway Return Planned for Spring 2018 by Andy Lefkowitz

Mark Medoff’s 1980 play Children of a Lesser God to Broadway, according to Tony-winning producer Hal Luftig. The revival would be a transfer of a production set to play …

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Derek Walcott, Who Collaborated with Paul Simon on Broadway’s The Capeman, Has Died by Andy Lefkowitz

Poet and playwright Derek Walcott, who earned a 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature and worked with Paul Simon on the short-lived Broadway musical The Capeman, died today in St. Lucia at ag…

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Broadway’s Marisha Wallace to Lead London Color Purple Benefit Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

American actress Marisha Wallace (Broadway’s Aladdin and Something Rotten!) will star as Celie in a concert version of The Color Purple at London’s Cadogan Hall on May 21 at 6:00…

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Children of a Lesser God May Be Returning to Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Mark Medoff’s 1980 play Children of a Lesser God could be headed back to Broadway at last, according to The New York Post. The revival would be a transfer of a production set to p…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Office Favorites Steve Carell and Amy Ryan to Co-Star in New Film by Andy Lefkowitz

Steve Carell and Broadway vet Amy Ryan, who played sweethearts on TV’s The Office, have booked a film gig together, according to Entertainment Weekly. Ryan is set to star alongside Ca…

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