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Sunday, December 31, 2023

Fantasia Barrino reveals why she ‘hated’ starring in ‘The Color Purple’ on Broadway by Jack Hobbs

“That was around the time that my life was so crazy," Barrino, 39, told People.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:16PM
Sunday, September 24, 2023

Broadway understudy shares incredible international race to ‘Aladdin’ stage by Jack Hobbs

"My first instinct was to just put my earphones on and listen to the music, so that I could run through the mental story that I needed as an actor," Mikayla Renfrow said.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:52AM
Wednesday, August 9, 2023

‘Romeo and Juliet’ banned from Florida school district — due to sexual content by Jack Hobbs

The notion that the time-honored tale "is somehow exploiting minors is just absurd," one teacher said.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:49AM
Monday, July 24, 2023

Gimp suit cosplayer crashes Shakespeare’s theater and parents are livid by Jack Hobbs

Staff at the venue responded by saying that "the outfit did not contain offensive or discriminatory slogans or wording" and not technically violating any Globe policies.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:55AM
Thursday, June 8, 2023

Broadway shows canceled due to NYC air quality from Canadian wildfires by Jack Hobbs

Several Broadway shows were forced to cancel performances Wednesday after smoke from the Canadian wildfires made its way to New York and rapidly deteriorated the city's air quality.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:58AM
Sunday, March 19, 2023

Andrew Lloyd Webber reveals son is critically ill with cancer: ‘Absolutely devastated’ by Jack Hobbs

Broadway and West End composer Andrew Lloyd Webber revealed Saturday that his 43-year-old son Nicholas is “critically ill” with stomach cancer. The “Phantom of the Opera” composer sa…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:48PM
Thursday, March 2, 2023

‘Funny Girl’ is closing on Broadway — Lea Michele isn’t leaving by Jack Hobbs

Even a closing notice won't rain on Lea's parade.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:13PM
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Anti-Semitic protestors storm Ben Platt’s ‘Parade’ on Broadway: ‘Ugly and scary’ by Jack Hobbs

Ben Platt spoke out Wednesday after a group of "really disgusting" Neo-Nazis protested the musical "Parade" outside the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:45AM
Sunday, February 5, 2023

Rep. George Santos lied about helping produce ‘Spider-man’ musical: report by Jack Hobbs

Rep. George Santos continues to spin his web of lies.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:22PM
Monday, January 30, 2023

Artist Adam Ellis blasts musical ‘Wicked’ for offering tickets in exchange for work by Jack Hobbs

Broadway's "Wicked" isn't quite "popular" at the moment.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:35AM
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Broadway star rose from homelessness to starring role: ‘I bet on myself’ by Jack Hobbs

"SIX" star Hailee Kaleem Wright revealed Monday that she overcame homelessness twice before she achieved her Broadway dreams.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:24AM
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Ben Platt to lead ‘Parade’ revival on Broadway by Jack Hobbs

Tony-winning Ben Platt will star in the revival of the Broadway musical "Parade," which announced its Broadway transfer on Tuesday following its run at the New York City Center.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:51PM
Monday, December 19, 2022

‘Mean Girls’ musical star and choreographer dead at 32 by Jack Hobbs

Stephanie Bissonnette, who starred in and choreographed the Broadway adaptation of "Mean Girls," died Sunday at the age of 32.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:09PM
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Reimagined version of ‘The Wiz’ to make Broadway return by Jack Hobbs

"The Wiz" is about to ease its way down the road to Broadway once again.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:44PM
Sunday, March 6, 2022

Broadway to maintain COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandate through April by Jack Hobbs

The statement echos a similar sentiment expressed by the Broadway league in February when New York Governor Kathy Hochul dropped the indoor dining mask mandate due to low COVID numbers.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:06PM
Friday, January 15, 2021

Dolly Parton statue proposed for Tennessee Capitol building by Jack Hobbs

She’d be there for much longer than 9 to 5. Tennessee state Rep. John Mark Windle proposed Wednesday that a statue of the pioneering country artist and Tennessee native Dolly Parton be ere…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:43AM

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