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Monday, August 13, 2018

Sasson Gabay on Coming Full Circle in The Band's Visit, Meeting an Old Friend in Tewfiq & American Anonymity by Eric King

Only hours after The Band’s Visit won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the production announced a new leading man in the role of Tewfiq. Of course, he wasn’…

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Broadway Staycation: Five Fun & Splashy Shows to See this Summer by Eric King

Are you a tourist traveling to New York City to see the sights, or a local trapped in the swamp of Manhattan while all your friends go to The Hamptons on the weekend? Either w…

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Get an Exclusive Look at Jason Robert Brown, Shoshana Bean & More Recording the Encores! Songs for a New World Cast Album by Eric King

As previously reported, the acclaimed Encores! Off-Center production of Songs for a New World, which ran from June 27-30 at New York City Center, will receive a cast…

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Carousel Tony Winner Lindsay Mendez Gets a Sardi's Portrait by Eric King

Carousel star Lindsay Mendez is having an awesome summer: she won a Tony Award for her performance as Carrie Pipperidge in June, and now she has joined the Broadway royalty im…

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Tony Winner Billy Porter Will Appear in Season Eight of American Horror Story by Eric King

Looks like Billy Porter is adding another Ryan Murphy credit to his resume. After starring in Murphy's POSE on FX, in which he plays the fierce ball emcee Pray Tell, Porter announced on …

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Gizel Jiménez Moves to Avenue Q as Kate Monster by Eric King

Fresh off its 15th anniversary celebration, Avenue Q is getting a new Kate Monster. Gizel Jiménez will step into the role on August 27, taking over for Dana Steingold. Jim&eacut…

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Closing Time! Last Chance to See Hello, Dolly!, A Bronx Tale, The Boys in the Band & More by Eric King

In August, New York theater audiences will say "So long, dearie!" to a beloved revival, plays old and new, star turns from TV faves and more. Here are the performances&nb…

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Monday, July 16, 2018

The Great Work Ends: The Scene at the Stage Door on Angels in America's Final Broadway Performance by Eric King

The Tony-winning revival of Angels in America played its last performance at the Neil Simon Theatre on July 15. The Marianne Elliott-helmed National Theatre production tr…

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Monday, July 2, 2018

The Fans Have Spoken! The Top 10 Drag Race Favorites You Want to See on Broadway by Eric King

In honor of RuPaul's Drag Race finalist Peppermint preparing to make her Broadway debut in Head Over Heels—plus, last week's coronation of Season 10 winner …

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Culturalist Challenge! Which Drag Race Favorite Should Sashay to Broadway? by Eric King

The staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed to…

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

See Original Band's Visit Film Star Sasson Gabay Take a Broadway Bow by Eric King

Earlier in June, actor and playwright Chazz Palminteri stepped into A Bronx Tale, the musical adaptation of the movie he wrote and starred in. And on June 26, Israeli film sta…

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Closing Time! Last Chance to See Bernadette Peters in Hello, Dolly!, Angels in America, The Iceman Cometh & More by Eric King

Belly up to the bar in July—it's last call for two celebrated play revivals, a pair of Broadway leading ladies and, of course, we need to raise a pitcher to a certain Jim…

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Poll Results: See the Top Five Performances that Won Over Viewers at the 2018 Tonys by Eric King

The Band's Visit swept the Tony Awards with 10 wins (and none for Gretchen Wieners, bye!) but that doesn't mean that other musicals didn't get to show their stuff on st…

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Which 2018 Tony Awards Performance Was Your Favorite? by Eric King

Every year, the Tony Awards lets Broadway wave through a window into the homes of theater lovers everywhere. The broadcast performances from these shows are the first taste of Broa…

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Wins Best Play at 2018 Tony Awards by Eric King

Ten points, and a Tony, to Gryffindor! Penned by Jack Thorne, The eighth installment of the blockbuster book and film franchise, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, was named Best Play a…

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

EGOT Tracker: These Artists Only Need a Tony Award to Complete the Quadruple Crown by Eric King

Awards junkies everywhere foam at the mouth for the EGOT: when artists manage to win an Emmy, Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award. Racking up all four major American entertainment awards (in compet…

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

See Sutton Foster, Hillary Duff and the Cast of TV's Younger at the Season Five Premiere by Eric King

The TV Land hit series Younger premiered its fifth season June 4 at Cecconi's DUMBO in Brooklyn. Tony winner and series lead Sutton Foster was joined by cast members Hillary Duff, N…

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Harry Potter's Young Malfoy Anthony Boyle on His Secretive Audition, Bowie-Inspired Shakespeare Role & More by Eric King

The character of Scorpius Malfoy is one of many contenders for the title of “cursed child” in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. He’s the son of Harry's nemesis Dr…

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Closing Time! Last Chance to See Katharine McPhee in Waitress, Three Tall Women & More by Eric King

In the next month, New York theater audiences will say goodbye to some Broadway leading ladies, Tony-nominated revivals and a slew of off-Broadway shows. rounded …

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

See Uma Thurman, Warren Beatty and Stars from Frozen, Harry Potter & More at the Actors Fund Gala by Eric King

The Actors Fund honored four performing arts leaders at its annual gala May 14. The Parisian Woman's Uma Thurman, Children of a Lesser God director Kenny Leon, Chita Rivera and Warren Be…

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Frozen's Jelani Alladin on Expanding the Role of Kristoff, Meeting Jonathan Groff & Scandal Saturdays by Eric King

The other iceman cometh: Jelani Alladin is currently bringing ice salesman Kristoff to life on stage eight shows a week in the Broadway musical version of Disney's blockbuster animated f…

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Donna McKechnie & More Join Broadway-Aimed Musical Half Time at Paper Mill Playhouse by Eric King

The Broadway-aimed musical Half Time, née Gotta Dance, has added Tony-winning theater legend Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) to its troupe of senior citizen dancers for the …

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Monday, April 23, 2018

The Fans Have Spoken! The Top 10 Shows That Deserve Tony Love by Eric King

With the recent announcements of Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban snagging the host gig, Katharine McPhee and Leslie Odom Jr. announcing nominations, and a surprising new eligibility ruli…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Anastasia’s Zach Adkins Talks Taking a Gamble on Theater & Antoni from Queer Eye by Eric King

Zach Adkins says growing up as a "bigger kid" in a smaller town made it hard to find his passion. “If you weren't good at sports, you weren't good at anything,”…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Carrie on the CW! Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Casey Cott on Bringing the Cult Musical to Riverdale by Eric King

Riverdale High is putting on the spring musical of your nightmares: Carrie! The eagerly anticipated episode of Riverdale, the popular dark reboot of the classic Archie co…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

The Fans Have Spoken! The Top 10 Beloved Musicals You Want to See Back on Broadway by Eric King

Once on This Island, Hello, Dolly!, My Fair Lady, Carousel—what do these shows have in common? They're all musical theater classics with revival productions on Broadway right …

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Monday, April 2, 2018

What Was It Like to Watch Jesus Christ Superstar Live! Live? by Eric King

Last night, NBC resurrected the classic musical Jesus Christ Superstar just in time for Easter. Following up the network's past live musical broadcasts such as The Wiz, The Sound of Musi…

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

See Anthony Ramos, Ana Villafañe and the Cast of In The Heights Find 'Home' in D.C. by Eric King

The tenth anniversary production of In the Heights traveled all the way from Washington Heights to Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center, where it opened its limited run March 21. The star-…

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Closing Time! Final Chance to See Broadway Turns by Sara Bareilles, Jake Shears & More by Eric King

With so many new plays and musicals starting, it's easy to forget which stars and shows New York theater will say goodbye to in March. Here is's quic…

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Monday, March 5, 2018

A Bronx Tale’s Adam Kaplan on Not Being Italian, His Early Chazz Palminteri Obsession & 'Hugs and Sass' by Eric King

Fangirls and boys probably know Adam Kaplan from his stint in Newsies as the Jack Kelly understudy. Now, after leading the national tour of Kinky Boots as Charlie Price, he’s…

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Broadway Faves Who Only Need an Oscar to EGOT by Eric King

Whoopi Goldberg, Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch... What do these and only eight other artists have in common? They’ve each racked up an Emmy, Oscar, Grammy and …

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