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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s Here Lies Love Sets Broadway Closing Date by Beth Stevens

 Here Lies Love, the disco-flavored musical that examines the life of of Imelda Marcos, First Lady of the Philippines, as well as the rise of her husband, President Ferdinand Marcos, will …

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Thursday, October 26, 2023

Exclusive! See Wicked Stars Alyssa Fox and McKenzie Kurtz Sing ‘For Good’ on The Broadway Show by Beth Stevens

We do believe we have all been changed for the better by Wicked. To celebrate 20 years of the musical on Broadway, stars Alyssa Fox and McKenzie Kurtz headed to our studio to sing the song …

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Friday, December 9, 2022

Jordan E. Cooper's Ain't No Mo Sets Closing Date on Broadway by Beth Stevens

Jordan E. Cooper's Ain't No Mo' will play its final Broadway performance on December 18. The play, which stars the playwright and was directed by Stevie Walker-Webb, began performances at…

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Be a Part of It! New Kander & Ebb Musical New York, New York to Open on Broadway in the Spring by Beth Stevens

Start spreading the news! New York, New York, a new musical by the legendary songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb, is coming to Broadway. The musical, inspired by the 1977 MGM film w…

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Friday, September 9, 2022

Stephen McKinley Henderson and Off-Broadway Cast Reunite for Between Riverside and Crazy on Broadway by Beth Stevens

Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Between Riverside and Crazy will reunite its acclaimed off-Broadway cast. The production, directed by Austin Pendleton will begin previews on N…

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

Almost Famous Finds Broadway Home and Shifts Dates for Fall Bow by Beth Stevens

Almost Famous has found its Broadway home. The new musical, which is based on the 2000 film of the same, will play the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre with performances beginning on October 3. Op…

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Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope to Star as Warhol and Basquiat in The Collaboration on Broadway by Beth Stevens

Four-time Oscar-nominated writer Anthony McCarten's The Collaboration is coming to Broadway. The production,, which had its world premiere at London’s Young Vic Theatre earlier this year, …

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Tony Nominee Kenita R. Miller and Justin Hicks Welcome First Child by Beth Stevens

Kenita R. Miller, 2022 Tony nominee for her performance in for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, and husband Justin Hicks have welcomed their first child. N…

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Monday, January 17, 2022

Jonathan Freeman, Aladdin's Original Jafar, on the Joy of Getting Audiences to Hate You by Beth Stevens

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers…

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Monday, September 20, 2021

New Musical Comedy Mrs. Doubtfire Confirms Cast for Broadway Return by Beth Stevens

Mrs. Doubtfire, the new musical comedy based on the 1993 hit movie of the same name, has confirmed casting for its return to Broadway. Tony nominee Rob McClure will lead the company in the …

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Dear Evan Hansen Announces Stars for Broadway, West End and National Touring Productions by Beth Stevens

The returning casts for three productions of Dear Evan Hansen have been announced, and each of them feature the actors who were performing the title role in March 2020 at the time of the shu…

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Friday, September 17, 2021

See Beanie Feldstein, Amy Schumer and More in the Trailer for the The Humans Movie by Beth Stevens

Get ready for an unsettling Thanksgiving with the trailer for the film version of Stephen Karam's 2016 Tony-winning play The Humans. Written and directed by Karam, the A24 film, which just t…

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Watch Hadestown Stars Offer Up an Electrifying Performance of 'Way Down Hadestown' by Beth Stevens

Times Square went to hell on September 17 as the cast of Hadestown offered a rousing performance of "Way Down Hadestown" on Good Morning America. The Tony-winning musical, which returned to …

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Yas, Queens! Watch the Stars of Broadway's Six Sing 'Ex-Wives' by Beth Stevens

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon got a royal visit on September 16 when the queens of Broadway’s Six performed “Ex-Wives." Six stars Adrianna Hicks as Catherine of Aragon, Andre…

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Watch Stephen Sondheim Reveal He's Writing New Musical Square One, 'Tout' Company and More by Beth Stevens

Stephen Sondheim was welcomed to the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on September 15 as "the greatest composer and lyricist in the history of the American theater." Few would argue with t…

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See Ben Platt Sing from Dear Evan Hansen & Share Promposal Story About Funny Girl Star Beanie Feldstein by Beth Stevens

Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner Ben Platt performed “Waving Through a Window" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on September 15 to promote the film version of the Tony-winning musical…

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

David Byrne’s American Utopia to Play Broadway's St. James Theatre by Beth Stevens

David Byrne’s American Utopia has found a new Broadway home. The show, which already announced its return to the New York stage, will play the St. James Theatre. Performances will begin o…

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Saoirse Ronan and James McArdle to Star in Macbeth at London's Almeida Theatre by Beth Stevens

Four-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan is set to make her U.K stage debut opposite James McArdle in Macbeth at London’s Almeida Theatre. The company announced its new season of shows, which…

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Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne Confirmed for London Cabaret by Beth Stevens

Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne are officially coming to Cabaret, old chum. As previously reported, BAFTA -nominated actress Buckley will play Sally Bowles and Oscar, BAFTA, Tony and Olivi…

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Friday, May 14, 2021

Diana Musical Moves Up Broadway Return and Opening Night by Beth Stevens

Diana: The Musical, the new musical that celebrates the life and legacy of Princess Diana, will be coming back to Broadway earlier than previously announced. Previews are now scheduled to r…

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Colman Domingo, Michael Potts & Glynn Turman on Why Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Connects Audiences to the Theater They Miss by Beth Stevens

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ the Netflix movie adapted from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play of the same name is a gem. Producer Denzel Washington has made a commitment…

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Friday, December 11, 2020

Composer Matthew Sklar and Scribe Bob Martin on Building a Prom Movie for the Masses by Beth Stevens

Oh, by gosh, by golly, it’s time for mistletoe and holly, but if you turn to Netflix starting on December 11, it’s also time for promposals and corsages. That’s because director/produc…

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

'He Was My Baby!' Viola Davis on Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Co-Star Chadwick Boseman; Watch the Trailer by Beth Stevens

Ahead of the December 18 release of the film adaptation of master dramatist August Wilson's first play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Netflix offered a press sneak peek. Starring Oscar and Tony w…

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

David Byrne's American Utopia Sets Date for Broadway Return by Beth Stevens

And you may find yourself…back on Broadway! David Byrne’s American Utopia will return to the New York stage in the fall of 2021 at a theater to be announced. Performances are scheduled t…

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Ariana DeBose, Aaron Tveit & More Broadway Stars Board New Music Comedy Series by Beth Stevens

Stage stars galore have signed on to join Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key in a new Apple TV+ musical comedy series from Saturday Night Live and Mean Girls producer Lorne Michaels. The …

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Friday, July 10, 2020

It's Time! Stephen Sondheim Could Achieve EGOT Status with Take Me to the World by Beth Stevens

What do Mel Brooks, Robert Lopez, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Rodgers and Marvin Hamlisch have in common? All of them have created beloved music for the stage and beyond, and all have covet…

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Thomas Kail and Michelle Williams Welcome First Child Together by Beth Stevens

Celebrated actress Michelle Williams and Tony-winning Hamilton director Thomas Kail welcomed their first child together on June 17, according to Us Weekly. The couple, who worked together …

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Lips Together, Teeth Apart's Celia Keenan-Bolger on Balancing Being of Service and Giving Herself a Break by Beth Stevens

Celia Keenan-Bolger is known for being a social justice warrior almost as much as she is revered as a performer. We checked in with the To Kill a Mockingbird Tony winner as she prepared to t…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

'I’m Going a Little Bonkers!' Find Out Why Tony Winner Idina Menzel Is Like All Quarantined Parents Right Now by Beth Stevens

Leaning over her kitchen counter and futzing with her cell phone on The Rosie O’Donnell Show benefit for The Actors Fund, Idina Menzel—sans makeup and gorgeous as usual—served up the f…

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Monday, March 23, 2020

'I'm Proud to Say It Out Loud!' Pose Star Billy Porter Reveals How He Needed Help in Tough Times by Beth Stevens

Who doesn’t need a fairy godmother right about now? Tony, Grammy and Emmy-winning performer Billy Porter, who will play that role in the forthcoming live-action movie musical Cinderella, …

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Watch Jake Gyllenhaal Defy Gravity in John Mulaney's Ultimate Broadway Mash-Up by Beth Stevens

John Mulaney fans know the comedian is obsessed with Broadway. From a lobstrer singing Les Miz to a Cats-singing commode in a bodega bathroom (not to mention his pitch-perfect Company mockum…

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