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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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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

See the Stars of Lucy Thurber's Transfers Prep for Their Off-Broadway Bow by Eric King

The company of Transfers, Lucy Thurber's new off-Broadway play, gathered for their first day of rehearsal on February 28, and they also met the press. The play follows two South Bro…

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Spring Preview 2018: 30 Must-See Shows from the Upcoming Season by Eric King

Queen Elsa has been hard at work this winter, but spring is on the horizon and is warming up for the exciting season ahead. The Spring Preview series feautres&nbs…

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See Frozen's Caissie Levy, Patti Murin and More Take Their First Curtain Call Together on Broadway by Eric King

For the first time in forever, the newest Disney musical Frozen bowed on Broadway. February 22 marked first performance of the stage adaptation of the animated blockbuster movie, and Broadwa…

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

A Whole New Girl! Arielle Jacobs Takes Her First Bow as Princess Jasmine by Eric King

Arielle Jacobs has been taking Aussie audiences on a magic carpet ride as Jasmine in the Australian production of Aladdin, and on February 20 she took her first Broadway bow as the Disney pr…

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

See Sutton Foster and the Original Cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie Take Their Reunion Concert Bows by Eric King

After 16 years, the original Broadway company of Thoroughly Modern Millie performed the Tony-winning musical once more for a special reunion concert benefitting the Actors Fund.…

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Tony Winner Harriet Harris on Rehearsing Thoroughly Modern Millie Ahead of Reunion Concert by Eric King

Members of Thoroughly Modern Millie's original Broadway cast will reunite for an anniversary concert on February 12. Sutton Foster, Gavin Creel, Marc Kudisch, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kate Bald…

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Band's Visit Completes 100 Performances on Broadway by Eric King

The Broadway company of The Band’s Visit has been waiting for this special milestone. February 6 marked 100 performances for the buzzy, lauded production of the movie-turned-music…

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Kings and Queens! Raúl Esparza, Ramin Karimloo, Karen Olivo & More Rehearse Chess by Eric King

Chess, the cult-hit '80s musical from Mamma Mia! writers (and ABBA faves) Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, will make its hotly anticipated revival at the Kennedy Center in Washing…

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Paint it Red! Anna Chlumsky & the Cast of Cardinal Celebrate Opening Off-Broadway by Eric King

January 30 marked the off-Broadway opening of Cardinal, the latest work from playwright Greg Pierce. The drama features Veep star Anna Chlumsky as Lydia, a woman bent on reviving her R…

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Bound for Broadway: 11 Debuts We Can't Wait to See in 2018 by Eric King

Last year brought us the debuts of current Broadway darlings Hailey Kilgore (Once on This Island), Ethan Slater (Spongebob Squarepants), and Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon), plus …

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Anastasia’s Derek Klena on Why Fans Love 2017 Star of the Year Christy Altomare by Eric King

Almost six years before playing the Dmitry to her Anya in Anastasia, Derek Klena knew Christy Altomare would be a star. In fact, it was during their stint playing high school sweethearts in …

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Double Dewey: Meet Justin Collette and Conner John Gillooly, School of Rock’s Alternating Leading Men by Eric King

For a month and a half, School of Rock’s Justin Collette and Conner John Gillooly have been face-shredding the Winter Garden Theatre as Dewey Finn, the wannabe rock-star slob who parti…

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Barbra Streisand Once Served Ryan Murphy and Lady Gaga Frozen Yogurt in her Basement Mall by Eric King

Entertainment Weekly’s first-ever EW Fest closed out Saturday night with a "Ryan Murphy and Friends" panel, with the seemingly indefatigable showrunner bringing out Scream Queens c…

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