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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Hey, All You Cool Cats and Kittens! Broadway Is as Obsessed with Tiger King as Everyone Else by Diep Tran

Broadway has no problem making musicals out of shady characters. Women who murder their husbands? Give them jazz hands in Chicago! Londoners who murder people and bake them into pies? Sween…

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Get a Glimpse at Steven Spielberg's Upcoming West Side Story Movie by Diep Tran

Transport yourself somewhere with these newimages from the upcoming West Side Story film. Directed by Steven Spielberg, West Side Story is based on the musical of the same name (which was r…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

QuaranToons: Catherine of Aragon of Six Is Keeping Cool and Not Losing Her Head by Diep Tran

Broadway.com illustrator Tug Rice has been thinking up what our favorite Broadway characters are doing while theaters are closed and they're at home social distancing. In this installment…

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How Aladdin Star Michael James Scott Keeps It Light and Positive These Days by Diep Tran

Just because Michael James Scott is stuck inside does not mean he doesn’t dress up for virtual company. For his #LiveAtFive: Home Edition interview, the actor and former Broadway.com vlogg…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Feeling Anxious? You Should Be Streaming SpongeBob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical by Diep Tran

Are you at home and missing Broadway? Are you feeling worried about the future? Now is the perfect time to watch SpongeBob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical, which is currently available …

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Masters of the House: A Brief Glimpse into the Amazing Decor of Broadway Stars by Diep Tran

Broadway’s biggest stars invited viewers into their homes during the one-night-only Broadway.com broadcast of The Rosie O’Donnell Show to benefit The Actors Fund. During the show, perfo…

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth's Quarantine Strategy? Stay Home and TikTok! by Diep Tran

What has Kristin Chenoweth been doing since she’s been social distancing? “I'm watching myself on Hallmark right now, critiquing my own acting,” she said on #LiveAtFive: Home Edition,…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda on In the Heights Film, Watching Cheer and the Song That Makes His Kids Dance by Diep Tran

The coronavirus crisis has affected many films in production, including In the Heights, which is based on Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes' Tony-winning musical. “We were l…

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Settle In and Watch the Entire Thing! See the One-Night-Only Starry Return of The Rosie O'Donnell Show Right Here by Diep Tran

She's back! On March 22, Rosie O'Donnell hosted a one-night-only return performance of The Rosie O'Donnell Show from her garage. The three-and-a-half hour show, which rivaled the Oscars in…

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Broadway Stars Celebrate Stephen Sondheim on His 90th Birthday by Diep Tran

March 22 marks Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday. It's impossible to state the great contribution and influences this titan of the stage has made to musical theater (though his nine Tony Awar…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Stars on Sondheim: Chita Rivera Knew the Legend 'Before He Was The Stephen Sondheim' by Diep Tran

March 22 marks Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday. It's impossible to state the great contribution and influences this titan of the stage has made to musical theater, but we're taking a stab a…

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Stars on Sondheim: Jessie Mueller Dreams of Playing a 'Scrumptious' Sondheim Role by Diep Tran

March 22 marks Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday. It's impossible to state the great contribution and influences this titan of the stage has made to musical theater, but we're taking a stab a…

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Stars on Sondheim: Joanna Gleason Really Wants You to Read Page 92 of Finishing the Hat by Diep Tran

March 22 marks Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday. It's impossible to state the great contribution and influences this titan of the stage has made to musical theater, but we're taking a stab a…

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Theater People Need Your Help: Here's How to Lend a (Virtual) Hand by Diep Tran

It takes a lot of people to make a Broadway show, no matter how many are in the spotlight: stage hands, technicians, wardrobe supervisors, ushers, marketers, choreographers, company managers…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Stars on Sondheim: Jason Alexander on That Time He Sent Sondheim a Letter, in Code by Diep Tran

March 22 marks Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday. It's impossible to state the great contribution and influences this titan of the stage has made to musical theater, but we're taking a stab a…

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Stars on Sondheim: Laura Benanti Reveals the Best Gift She Received from the Broadway Icon by Diep Tran

March 22 marks Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday. It's impossible to state the great contribution and influences this titan of the stage has made to musical theater, but we're taking a stab a…

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Listen to 'No One Is Alone' from the Upcoming 'Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream' Album by Diep Tran

Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday is on March 22 and what better way to celebrate than with a disco dance party? That's the same thought the creators of the upcoming album "Losing My Mind: A …

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Tony Winner Laura Benanti Reveals the Best Gift She Received from Stephen Sondheim by Diep Tran

March 22 marks Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday. It's impossible to state the great contribution and influences this titan of the stage has made to musical theater, but we're taking a stab …

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

'She Busy!' Watch the Queens of Six Show Off Their Best Dance Moves in Episode 7 of Abby Mueller's Vlog by Diep Tran

"She busy!" said Abby Mueller in episode seven of her Broadway.com vlog, Yas, Queen! "We are in previews, we’re still in rehearsals during the day.” The Six cast are one week away from…

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Patrick O'Mahony and Anna Mai Fitzpatrick Have Never Performed in New York City, Until Riverdance by Diep Tran

Patrick O'Mahony has been Irish step-dancing since he was four years old. But when he was a teenager in love, he would get bullied “because of being a dancer and stuff,” he told Caitlin …

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Krystal Joy Brown on How Hamilton and Her New Puppy Have Made Her Feel Hopeful Again by Diep Tran

In 2016, like most people, Krystal Joy Brown was feeling down about the election. “At the time I was kinda like, ‘I am really looking into Canada,’” she told Broadway.com’s Beth St…

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"You Are Changemakers": Hillary Clinton Delivers Empowering Speech at Women's Day on Broadway by Diep Tran

Hillary Rodham Clinton was finally on Broadway, and not just as a character in a play. “I've been to a lot of places, done a lot of things, seen some incredible sights but I never thought …

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See Dan Stevens and the Cast of Hangmen in These First Production Photos by Diep Tran

The first production photos of Hangmen, Martin McDonagh new dark comedy about capital punishment in a Northern English town, have been released. The play stars Dan Stevens, Tracie Bennett…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Watch Brian Stokes Mitchell and Kate Baldwin Sing 'I Remember It Well' From Love Life at Encores! by Diep Tran

The upcoming Encores! staging of Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner's 1948 musical Love Life will run from March 18-22 at New York City Center. On March 10, the cast, led by Tony winner Brian …

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Watch Rachel Tucker Celebrate Her First Week in Come From Away On Episode 2 of Her Vlog by Diep Tran

“First show, done. Dying,” said Rachel Tucker on this week's episode of her Come From Away vlog, Back in the Sky. “God, it’s so special. I’m on Broadway! It never grows old.” I…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Jagged Little Pill's Derek Klena on Meeting Alanis Morissette and His Obsession with Damn Yankees by Diep Tran

Derek Klena is used to playing upstanding men. He made his Broadway debut in 2013 as the heartthrob Fiyero in Wicked. He originated the role of Dmitry, who helps the title heroine rediscov…

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Find Out Why Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse Wanted to Revisit Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive by Diep Tran

Start your engines because How I Learned to Drive is getting ready for Broadway. Paula Vogel's Pulitzer-winning work, which explores a niece's complicated and disturbing relationship wit…

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Mart Crowley, Tony-Winning Playwright of The Boys in the Band, is Dead at 84 by Diep Tran

Mart Crowley, the Tony-winning playwright of The Boys in the Band, has passed away. He reportedly had a heart attack, and died while recovering from heart surgery. He was 84 years old. A pla…

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Broadway League Issues Statement on Coronavirus: 'Productions Continue to Play as Scheduled' by Diep Tran

Despite concerns about the coronavirus, Broadway shows are going on as scheduled. The Broadway League has issued a statement telling audience members that Broadway remains open. “The safe…

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and More Stars Grace Our Must-Do Events for the Week of March 9 to 15 by Diep Tran

An original musical, a screen-to-stage adaptation and two high-profile revivals begin previews in a bustling week on Broadway. Now’s your chance to see Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Pa…

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Michael Urie to Revisit Buyer & Cellar for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Anniversary Celebration by Diep Tran

Jonathan Tolins' stage comedy Buyer & Cellar earned Michael Urie a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award. And now Urie's revisiting it for two nights only on April 10 and 11. The solo p…

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