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Thursday, October 22, 2015

RUTHLESS!’s Rita McKenzie Counts Down Ethel Merman’s Five Best YouTube Videos by Josh Ferri

RUTHLESS! star Rita McKenzie brings her award-winning one-person-show ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY to Feinstein’s/54 Below for a one-night-only performance on October 27 benefiting Broadway Car…

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Meet the New Fab Four! These Off-Broadway Shows Are Unique, Unconventional & Can’t Miss by Josh Ferri

You may have watched iLuminate on the popular TV show America’s Got Talent, but nothing is like seeing this 55-minute electric-light ballet live. Urban beats, hip-hop moves and mind-blowin…

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Friday, November 8, 2013

What's Up, Emily Skinner? The Broadway, Her Way Star on the New Side Show & Playing a Stephen King Heroine by Josh Ferri

Emily Skinner made Broadway history in 1998 when she and Alice Ripley became the first actresses to share a single Best Actress Tony nomination for their roles as conjoined twins Daisy and V…

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SNL’s Kate McKinnon Can’t Help But Fall for First Date's Zachary Levi (And We Don't Blame Her!) by Josh Ferri

Saturday Night Live regular Kate McKinnon is falling for First Date’s Zachary Levi (she must have seen him perform "In Love With You" on Broadway) in the fake new film F…

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Rachel Berry for the Win! Ryan Murphy In Talks for Glee Spinoff Centered Around Lea Michele by Josh Ferri

As FOX’s musical hit show Glee begins to wind down, all eyes are on the show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, and his star, Lea Michele, and it appears the pair are already planning their…

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Rachel Berry for the Win! Ryan Murphy in Talks for Glee Spinoff Centered On Lea Michele by Josh Ferri

As FOX’s musical hit show Glee begins to wind down, all eyes are on the show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, and his star, Lea Michele, and it appears the pair are already planning their…

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After the success of last year’s inaugural event, producer and host Scott Nevins has rounded up the best and brightest from Broadway and televison, including Rachelle Rak, Lesli Marghe…

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Which Famous Friend Did Glee’s Lea Michele Stay with After Cory Monteith’s Death? by Josh Ferri

At just 26, two-time Audience Choice Award winner Lea Michele was faced with the monumental loss of her longtime boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith. Almost immediately, th…

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Christine Ebersole, Adam Pascal, Robin De Jesus & More Land Spots in November's Top 10 at 54 Below by Josh Ferri

November is here, which means we will gorge ourselves on two things: turkey and 54 Below shows. This month, Broadway’s living room offers return engagements of favorite concerts by&nbs…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

See Lindsay Mendez & Alli Mauzey Kick Off Wicked’s 10th Anniversary with a Live Performance of ‘What Is This Feeling?’ by Josh Ferri

The Broadway blockbuster Wicked turns 10 on October 30, and as Glinda says, “Oh what a celebration we’ll have today!” The cast kicked off the festivities surrounding the mu…

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Look Up & Eat Up! Fuerza Bruta Celebrates a High-Flying Six Years Off-Broadway by Josh Ferri

Although the long-running off-Broadway spectacle Fuerza Bruta is ending on January 5, the cast still has plenty of reasons to celebrate, including the production’s monumental sixth ann…

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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow! Romeo and Juliet Headliner Orlando Bloom & Miranda Kerr Separate by Josh Ferri

Hunky Shakespearean headliner Orlando Bloom, who is currently starring on Broadway in Romeo and Juliet, and his wife, Miranda Kerr, have ended their marriage after three years…

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Rejoice! The Long-Running Off-Broadway Musical Sistas Will Air Nationwide on BET by Josh Ferri

Television audiences are going to get the chance to enjoy the off-Broadway musical that has New York audiences on their feet and singing out loud: Sistas. As previously reported, a live perf…

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Anne-Marie Duff on the Magic of Macbeth, Hubby James McAvoy & Why Theater Trumps Hollywood by Josh Ferri

Age & Hometown: 43; London, England Current Role: This BAFTA and Olivier-nominated actress makes her Broadway debut as Lady Macbeth, a glamorous and scheming social climber and murder…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Get Your Tickets Now for the Harlem Jazz Revue After Midnight, Starring Fantasia Barrino by Josh Ferri

Tickets are now available for Broadway's After Midnight, starring Fantasia Barrino, Dule Hill and Adriane Lenox. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, After Midnight begins …

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Friday, September 20, 2013

How Will Tony Winner Patti LuPone Fit Into the New Season of HBO's Girls? by Josh Ferri

Two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone will appear on two episodes in the upcoming third season of the HBO comedy Girls, according to her press rep. Could it be that aspiring singer Marnie Michae…

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Sierra Boggess Knows Where Hos Shop, Sara Chase Can’t Land a Man & More Lessons of the Week by Josh Ferri

As Broadway says so long, farewell to another week on the boards, we look back on the lessons we’ve learned about love, life and musical theater trends. This week, we got a peek at&nbs…

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Mrs. Potts Gets Piping Hot! Photo Proof of Angela Lansbury’s Kinky Night on Broadway by Josh Ferri

Angela Lansbury may be the demure mystery-solving British grandmother of our dreams, but on September 19, this five-time Tony winner got downright kinky when she took in the evening performa…

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Boggess Is Back! Phantom Star Sierra Boggess Returns to 54 Below in December by Josh Ferri

The music of the night has lured Sierra Boggess back to 54 Below! The Audience Choice Award winner will offer an encore engagement of her concert Awakening at the inti…

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Story Begins! Disney’s The Jungle Book Enjoys a Wild Opening Night in Boston by Josh Ferri

Tony winner Mary Zimmerman’s acclaimed musical adaptation of Disney’s 1967 animated hit The Jungle Book officially opened at Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company on Sep…

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Sue Mengers Returns to Hollywood! I’ll Eat You Last, Starring Bette Midler, Sets Dates in L.A. by Josh Ferri

Bette Midler is bringing her Audience Choice Award-winning performance as Tinseltown power player Sue Mengers to Hollywood. Midler will star in the Los Angeles run of John Logan…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

She Is That Girl! Alli Mauzey Returns as Glinda in Broadway’s Wicked by Josh Ferri

Wicked veteran Alli Mauzey returns to the Broadway blockbuster musical on September 24 in the role of Glinda the Good. Mauzey previously played Glinda on Broadway in 2008 and 2012. In additi…

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The Rockettes Will Star in the New Dance Musical Heart & Lights at Radio City This Spring by Josh Ferri

The Radio City Rockettes aren’t just winter entertainment anymore. The ladies are gearing up to star in a new musical Heart & Lights, which plays Radio City Musical Hall for 59 per…

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Tickets Now Available For Domesticated, Starring Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Goldblum & Robin De Jesus by Josh Ferri

Tickets are now on sale for the newest play by Clybourne Park’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning playwright Bruce Norris. The first show in Lincoln Center Theater’s fall season,&n…

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Krysta Rodriguez, Lauren Pritchard, Derek Klena & Many More Set for 35MM at 54 Below by Josh Ferri

Stars from some of Broadway’s biggest musicals will come together on October 7 to perform a one-night-only concert version of Ryan Scott Oliver’s 35 MM: A Musical Exhibition in C…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Hills Are Alive! Check Out Carrie Underwood as Maria in The Sound of Music Poster by Josh Ferri

American Idol and Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood is getting set to take on the iconic musical theater role of Maria Rainer in a live TV production of The Sound of Music. The Rodgers an…

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed, James Monroe Iglehart & More Will Take Flight on Broadway in Aladdin by Josh Ferri

Adam Jacobs will stay one jump ahead of the rest as the title star in the Broadway premiere of Aladdin. Jacobs, who originated the role in the 2011 world premiere production in Seattle, will…

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Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed, James Monroe Iglehart, Jonathan Freeman & More Will Take Flight on Broadway in Aladdin by Josh Ferri

Adam Jacobs will stay one jump ahead of the rest as the title star in the Broadway premiere of Aladdin. Jacobs, who originated the role in the 2011 world premiere production in Seattle, will…

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Jeffrey Kuhn Is The Lion King’s Latest Zazu; Tshidi Manye Returns as Rafiki by Josh Ferri

Disney’s Broadway blockbuster The Lion King is welcoming two stars: Jeffrey Kuhn makes his Pride Rock debut as the hornbilled bird Zazu, the advisor to the King, and Broadway&rsqu…

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Simply Red, Indeed! Lilla Crawford Replaces Sophia Grace Brownlee in Into the Woods Film by Josh Ferri

Here comes a cheery piece of news: Former video blogger Lilla Crawford has replaced Sophia Grace Browlee as Little Red Riding Hood in Rob Marshall’s film adaptation of Int…

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Let the Guessing Begin: Patrick Wilson Hints at Broadway Musical Return in 2014 by Josh Ferri

Two-time Tony nominee Patrick Wilson may be heading back to the Great White Way in an as-yet unnamed musical. Wilson, who hasn’t appeared in a Broadway musical since 2002, told the Exa…

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