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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Jesus Christ Superstar 50th Anniversary Tour to Star Aaron LaVigne, James Delisco Beeks & Jenna Rubaii by Eric King

The upcoming North American tour of Jesus Christ Superstar has announced its full cast! Aaron LaVigne (Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark, Rent), James Delisco Beeks (Kinky Boots, Aida) and Jenna…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Jesus Christ Superstar 50th Anniversary Tour to Star Aaron LeVigne, James Delisco Beeks & Jenna Rubaii by Eric King

The upcoming North American tour of Jesus Christ Superstar has announced its full cast! Aaron LaVigne (Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark, Rent), James Delisco Beeks (Kinky Boots, Aida) and Jenna…

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Kristin Chenoweth's New Album Will Feature Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Dolly Parton & Reba McEntire by Eric King

This is the pop-Broadway-country diva collaboration to rule them all. And no, we're not talking about a new "Lady Marmalade" remix, although that would still be a good idea. Tony winner K…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Michael Hsu Rosen & Damon J. Gillespie Cast in Netflix Ballet Series Tiny Pretty Things by Eric King

Two Broadway alums are about to show off their dancing chops in a new ballet drama from Netflix. Damon J. Gillespie and Michael Hsu Rosen will star in Tiny Pretty Things, an adaptation of t…

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Beanie Feldstein to Play Monica Lewinsky in American Crime Story: Impeachment; Annaleigh Ashford & Sarah Paulson Will Also Star by Eric King

After seasons tackling the OJ Simpson trial and Andrew Cunnanan's murder of Gianni Versace, FX's third installment of American Crime Story will focus on the Monica Lewinsky scandal and Pre…

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Lesli Margherita & Max von Essen Set for Judy Garland Musical Chasing Rainbows at Paper Mill; Ruby Rakos to Star as Garland by Eric King

The previously announced Paper Mill Playhouse staging of the Judy Garland bio-musical Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz begins later this fall, and now the production has announced its ful…

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Closing Time! August Is Your Last Chance to See Six—Yes, Six!—Broadway Shows by Eric King

It's time for our monthly au revoir to all the shows and stars leaving the New York stage and this one's a doozy. The Tony Awards have been doled out, the national tours have been announced,…

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Pretty Woman Star Jillian Mueller on Playing Iconic '80s Film Roles on Stage, Real Housewives Lip-Syncs & More by Eric King

After a year of understudying Samantha Barks in Pretty Woman on Broadway, Jillian Mueller is taking over the role of Vivian Ward full-time. "It's nice because I already know the undertaki…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

See the Stars of Halley Feiffer's Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow on Opening Night by Eric King

A play so nice they named it six times! Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow, Halley Feiffer's contemporary reimagining of Chekhov's Three Sisters, opened off-Broadway on July 18. Tri…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Javier Bardem in Talks to Play King Triton in Disney's Live-Action Little Mermaid by Eric King

Disney's Little Mermaid remake may have found its King Triton. According to Deadline, Oscar winner Javier Bardem is in talks to play the role of Ariel's father in the live-action film.  …

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Renée Zellweger Finds Her Voice as Judy Garland in First Full-Length Judy Trailer by Eric King

Audiences just got the most complete preview yet of Renée Zellweger's take on entertainment icon Judy Garland. Zellweger herself unveiled the full-length trailer for Judy, a biopic exami…

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Rock of Ages Star CJ Eldred on Learning How to Sing with Journey and His High School Musical-Inspired Start in Theater by Eric King

Before CJ Eldred ever stepped on a stage, he was just a middle-schooler with a love for rock music. "My dad listened to a ton of classic rock, like the Beatles and Foreigner," the actor sa…

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Kaitlyn Black on Improving Her Improv & Couch-Surfing for #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment by Eric King

After a successful three-year run in Chicago, #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment began performances off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre on June 20. Kaitlyn Black stars as Robyn, a disillusio…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Mallory Portnoy on Turning Down Her Oklahoma! Audition Twice, Gertie's Iconic Laugh & More by Eric King

Mallory Portnoy and Damon Daunno in Oklahoma! (Photo: Little Fang)Mallory Portnoy has been cackling her way through Daniel Fish's reimagined Oklahoma! since its first production at Bard Coll…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

To the World We Dream About! Hadestown Toasts Eight Tony Wins by Eric King

We know one Broadway company who was livin' it up on top Tony Awards weekend! With 14 nominations and eight wins, including Best Musical, Hadestown was the most awarded show of last season. …

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Monday, June 10, 2019

The Boys in the Band Wins 2019 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play by Eric King

The Broadway-premiere mounting of Mart Crowley's iconic work The Boys in the Band has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. The Joe Mantello-helmed staging was honored at th…

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Oklahoma! Standout Ali Stroker Breaks Ground with First Tony Award Win by Eric King

We cain't say no! Ali Stroker has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Ado Annie in Oklahoma! The stage-and-screen fave was honored at the…

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Network Star Bryan Cranston Wins Second Tony Award by Eric King

Bryan Cranston has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Howard Beale in Network. The stage-and-screen star was honored at the 73rd Annual Tony Awa…

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Closing Time! Last Chance to See Network, Jeremy Jordan in Waitress, Kiss Me, Kate & More by Eric King

New York theater is preparing to say goodbye to three Broadway offerings, two musical stars, a new show from Dave Malloy and a slew of off Broadway offerings. Here are all the star turns …

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

They Know All About Live Action! Watching the Disney Movie Redo With the Broadway Stars of Aladdin by Eric King

Fans of the classic 1992 Disney animated movie musical Aladdin have been gearing up for the live action remake since it was announced last year. Who wouldn't be excited for this redo, espe…

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

What the Constitution Means to Me's Heidi Schreck on Getting Notes from Her Mother, Thinking of Who Else Can Play Her & More by Eric King

Heidi Schreck nabbed Tony nominations for Best Play and Best Leading Actress, and was also named a Pulitzer finalist, for her autobiographical play What the Constitution Means to Me. The wa…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

See Will Smith and the Stars of Disney's Live-Action Aladdin at the Paris Premiere; Plus: Two New Clips! by Eric King

A whole new world premiere! The cast and creatives of Disney's live-action Aladdin celebrated the film's world premiere in Paris, France on May 8. Will Smith, who plays the perennially bl…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

See Tony Nominee Fionnula Flanagan & the Cast of The Ferryman Celebrate Nine Tony Nominations by Eric King

The cast of Broadway's The Ferryman woke up to nine Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, on April 30. The current company, including Brian d'Arcy James, Shuler Hensley, Holley Fain a…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

See Bebe Neuwirth & Brandon Victor Dixon Announce the 2019 Tony Nominations by Eric King

Broadway vets Brandon Victor Dixon and Bebe Neuwirth announced the nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards on April 30 live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln C…

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Closing Time! Last Chance to See Wicked's Jessica Vosk, Avenue Q, White Noise & More by Eric King

It's awards season! That means we've weathered the frenzy of openings and, at least for this month, no Broadway shows are closing. However, one standout green girl, a Tony-winning musica…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Pretty Woman Star Samantha Barks Receives a Sardi's Portrait by Eric King

Pretty Woman leading lady Samantha Barks joined the ranks of theater legends on the wall of Broadway landmark Sardi's when she received her portrait at the restaurant on April 17. After…

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Oklahoma! Star Damon Daunno on Leveling Up in a Classic Role and Strumming His Way to Broadway by Eric King

Rebecca Naomi Jones and Damon Daunno in Oklahoma! (Photo: Little Fang)As Curly McLain in director Daniel Fish's newly reimagined Oklahoma!, Damon Daunno does double duty as an actor and guit…

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Closing Time! Last Chance to See The Band's Visit, Kinky Boots & More by Eric King

It's opening season on Broadway! A ton of exciting theater will hit the boards this month, vying for Tony Awards love, but let's not forget the two Tony-winning musicals coming to an end.…

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Anaïs Mitchell & the Cast of Hadestown Preview One Hell of a Show Before Performances Begin by Eric King

Before they take audiences on a ride to hell, the cast and creatives of Hadestown gave press a sneak peek at the new musical on March 18. The cast, including Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney,…

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Spring Preview: Tracy Letts Just Might Weep Through All My Sons by Eric King

If A Raisin in the Sun asks, “What happens to a dream deferred?” then All My Sons asks, “What happens to a secret deferred?” As Joe and Kate Keller in Arthur Miller’s 1947 play, TR…

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Ben Platt Performs New Single 'Temporary Love' on Ellen & Talks Expressing His Sexuality with Original Music by Eric King

Ben Platt appeared on Ellen on March 14 to perform the new single "Temporary Love" from his upcoming album, and to thank host Ellen Degeneres for inspiring him to express his sexuality thro…

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