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Monday, May 25, 2015

Idol at Idiot: Kris Allen Rocks Out on Broadway by Broadway.com Staff

On December 7, past American Idol winner Kris Allen became the latest rocker to drop by the Broadway show with real music cred: American Idiot.

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Liaisons! Night Music's Elaine Stritch Talks About Her Long Career with Jordan Roth by Broadway.com Staff

Does anyone still wear a hat? Elaine Stritch does. On December 6 Stritch, who famously asked the question in the original production of Stephen Sondheim's Company, sat down--wearing her sign…

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Hot Flash! Molly Shannon's SNL Darling Sally O'Malley Re-Emerges at Gypsy of the Year by Broadway.com Staff

She's 50 and fabulous and taking on Broadway! On December 7 Promises, Promises' star Molly Shannon surprised audiences at the annual Gypsy of the Year event by bringing back Sally O'Malley, …

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D'oh! David Mamet to Guest Star on The Simpsons by Broadway.com Staff

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet will lend his vocals to an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, according to EW.com. Mamet will play himself in a storyline that finds the writer/d…

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Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Film of Pulitzer Prize-Winning Ruined by Broadway.com Staff

Oprah Winfrey will star in HBO Films' forthcoming adaptation of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined, according to Deadline.com. Nottage has signed on to write the screenplay fo…

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Mandy Patinkin to Star in Anne Frank-Inspired Drama Compulsion at the Public Theater by Broadway.com Staff

Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin will star in the Public Theater's upcoming production of Rinne Groff's Compulsion, alongside co-stars Matte Osian and Hannah Cabell. Patinkin originated his …

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Glee's Darren Criss Freestyles Questions from Rolling Stone With His Acoustic Guitar by Broadway.com Staff

Glee charmer Darren Criss is everywhere these days, and the overnight sensation recently headed over to Rolling Stone to answer a few questions about his newfound fame and where he hopes to …

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Broadway Holiday Flashback! Dorothy Loudon Strikes Up the Band For an Annie Christmas by Broadway.com Staff

Well the weather outside is frightful, but Broadway.com is making the season delightful by revisiting some of our favorite Broadway-themed holiday clips. It may have been a hard knock-life o…

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Laura Osnes, John McMartin & More Join Sutton Foster in Broadway Revival of Anything Goes by Broadway.com Staff

Complete casting has been announced for Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming Broadway revival of Anything Goes, starring Sutton Foster as Reno Sweeney and Joel Grey as Moonface Martin. The …

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See Sutton Foster as Reno Sweeney! Behind the Scenes at the Anything Goes Photo Shoot by Broadway.com Staff

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Anything Goes, coming to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in March 2011, began making waves earlier this year when it announced that stage darlin…

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Pop Singer Jon Lee to Play Frankie Valli in London's Jersey Boys by Broadway.com Staff

Jon Lee, one of the original members of the platinum-selling pop group S Club 7, will join the West End production of Jersey Boys on March 15, 2011, playing the role of Frankie Valli at cert…

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La Contessa Rings in the Season with the Sexy Sharks of West Side Story by Broadway.com Staff

The fabulous La Contessa was back at The Center on December 6 for a return sold-out one-night-only engagement of La Contessa's Christmas Carol: A Benefit Musical Frolic. A cheeky, campy swir…

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Married Broadway Vets Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs 'Call the Whole Thing Off' by Broadway.com Staff

Married Broadway veterans Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have called off their marriage. Just kidding! The always charming (and still very married) duo did get salty with each other as they tea…

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Sexy Sutton Foster Hits the High Seas in New Anything Goes Poster by Broadway.com Staff

Broadway favorite Sutton Foster is readying to take on the iconic leading lady role of Rene Sweeney in the upcoming Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Anything Goes. As fans await the cha…

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Douglas Carter Beane-Penned Musical Lysistrata Jones to Bow at Off-Broadway's Transport Group by Broadway.com Staff

Lysistrata Jones, a new musical with a book by Douglas Carter Beane and music by Lewis Flinn, will make its New York debut with off-Broadway's Transport Group in May 2011. The show premiered…

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Farmer Kurt? Glee's Chris Colfer Talks About His Rural Upbringing with Jay Leno by Broadway.com Staff

While his Glee co-stars headed over to jolly ole London to perform on The X-Factor this weekend, Chris Colfer (who plays Kurt) had to stay in Los Angeles to shoot scenes with his new Dalton …

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Orfeh, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Alexis Bledel & More Set for Love, Loss and What I Wore by Broadway.com Staff

A group of fashionable actresses including Tony nominee Orfeh (Legally Blonde), Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent) and Alexis Bledel (TV's Gilmore Girls) are set to join upcoming casts of…

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Tickets Now on Sale for Broadway Premiere of Acclaimed Drama War Horse by Broadway.com Staff

The play event of the season is headed for Lincoln Center Theater this spring! Tickets are now on sale for War Horse, the acclaimed production that's been thrilling London audiences for more…

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Busy Dad Christopher Fitzgerald Shares His Bare Bones Backstage Space at Merchant by Broadway.com Staff

"Most people make their dressing room like a second home," says Christopher Fitzgerald, who is currently winning laughs as Launcelot Gobbo in the much-lauded Broadway production of The Merch…

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Country Musical Lucky Guy to Play Off-Broadway's Little Shubert Theatre by Broadway.com Staff

Lucky Guy, a new musical comedy about the cutthroat world of the Nashville music scene, will premiere at off-Broadway's Little Shubert Theatre next spring. Performances will begin on April 2…

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Jackie Hoffman's Jackie Five-OH! Extends at Joe's Pub by Broadway.com Staff

Jackie Hoffman's new cabaret evening Jackie Five-OH! has extended its run at Joe's Pub through January 17, 2011. The Addams Family star and Broadway.com video blogger began her run on Novemb…

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TV Funnyman Jeffrey Tambor to Join Harvey Fierstein in La Cage aux Folles by Broadway.com Staff

Six-time Emmy Award nominee Jeffrey Tambor will make his Broadway musical debut as Georges opposite four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein as Albin in La Cage aux Folles beginning February 1…

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Glee Poll: Which Glee Star Would You Most Like to Meet Under the Mistletoe? by Broadway.com Staff

The Christmas spirit swept its way through McKinley High on the December 7 episode of Glee, as the student singers headed from the classroom to the teachers' lounge belting out holiday class…

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Tickets Now on Sale For Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Starring Robin Williams by Broadway.com Staff

Tickets are now on sale for Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, starring comedy legend Robin Williams in the title role. Performances of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play will be…

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Will Indie Rockers The Decemberists Pen a Broadway Musical? by Broadway.com Staff

Indie rock darlings The Decemberists may have a Broadway musical on the horizon, according to Billboard.com. Decemberists vocalist/guitarist Colin Meloy reveals that American Idiot and Sprin…

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Broadway Holiday Flashback! Molly Shannon Auditions for the Rockettes as Sally O'Malley by Broadway.com Staff

Baby, it's cold outside, and Broadway.com is warming up with the help of some classic holiday clips featuring Broadway's biggest stars. Molly Shannon is currently sitting barside as Promises…

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Before Launching Their Broadway Christmas, Donny & Marie Osmond Spread Joy at Broadway.com by Broadway.com Staff

The Broadway.com editorial staff welcomed a pair of very special guests on December 8: superstar siblings Donny and Marie Osmond! After ribbing each other on the air at Good Morning America,…

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Brad Fleischer, Glenn Davis & More Join Robin Williams in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo by Broadway.com Staff

Complete casting has been announced for Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, which will begin performances on March 11, 2011 ahead of a March 31 opening at Broadway's Richard Rodg…

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The Motherf**ker With the Hat, Starring Chris Rock, Moves Forward First Preview by Broadway.com Staff

The forthcoming Broadway production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf**ker With the Hat starring Chris Rock, Bobby Cannavale, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Annabella Sciorra and Yul Vasquez has mo…

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Colin Quinn's Long Story Short Gets the Squigs Treatment by Broadway.com Staff

Funnyman Colin Quinn's Long Story Short is pretty epic: one man, one stage, one history of the world--and now, one portrait by Justin 'Squigs' Robertson! Broadway.com's resident artist heade…

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Robert Cuccioli to Star in Virginia Premiere of SCKBSTD, with Music by Bruce Hornsby by Broadway.com Staff

Robert Cuccioli will play the title character in the world premiere of SCKBSTD, opening January 18, 2011 at the Virginia Stage Company in Norfolk, VA. Tony winner John Rando will direct the …

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