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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Tony Winner Jefferson Mays on His One-Man A Christmas Carol: 'I Haunt Myself for an Hour and a Half' by Lindsey Sullivan

Theater fans have Charles Dickens to thank for the gift of Jefferson Mays. "A Christmas Carol was not only my introduction to this great piece of literature," the Tony winner said, "it was…

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Jagged Little Pill, American Utopia, Soft Power & More Earn Grammy Nominations by Lindsey Sullivan

Nominations were announced on November 24 for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. The Tony-nominated musical Jagged Little Pill, American Utopia, Soft Power, Little Shop of Horrors, Amélie an…

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Six Announces Extension Through April 2021 Ahead of West End Return by Lindsey Sullivan

As previously reported, the hit musical Six is slated to be the first West End musical to reopen since theaters shut down as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the national lockd…

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Monday, November 23, 2020

The Inheritance Scribe Matthew Lopez to Write Screenplay About Tennessee Williams by Lindsey Sullivan

Matthew Lopez, who garnered a 2020 Tony nomination for The Inheritance and whose play The Legend of Georgia McBride is getting the Ryan Murphy/Netflix treatment, has another exciting proje…

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Odds & Ends: Jeremy Pope, Joe Mantello & More Make Out100 List by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. 2020 Out100 List Includes Broadway Stars Out Magazine has announced the lineup of influencers listed among its 2020 Out100.…

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Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Brandon Victor Dixon & More Set for New Group Off Stage Projects by Lindsey Sullivan

An exciting roster of stars have been tapped for the New Group's upcoming slate of project for its Off Stage initiative. Different media will be used for these theatrical pieces, which wil…

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Watch the Sultry Music Video for 'Go Slow' from Laura Benanti's New Album by Lindsey Sullivan

Laura Benanti's self-titled album, which was released on October 23, is full of reimagined standards like "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk," "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?", "The B…

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Hear a New Song from The Prom Movie; Cast Album Release Date Set by Lindsey Sullivan

It will be time to dance on December 4! Just one week ahead of Netflix's premiere of Ryan Murphy's screen adaptation of The Prom on December 11, the date marks the release of the film's c…

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Megan Mullally to Headline London Revival of Anything Goes Next Year by Lindsey Sullivan

Anything Goes is set to make a return to the London stage in the spring of 2021 at the Barbican Theatre. Will & Grace Emmy winner and Broadway alum Megan Mullally will make her West End …

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Center Theatre Group Announces New Dates for West Coast Premieres of The Lehman Trilogy & More by Lindsey Sullivan

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Center Theatre Group has announced that the 54th Ahmanson Theatre season is now expected to begin in August 2021. The previously scheduled West …

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Tony & Emmy Winner Billy Porter to Make Feature Film Directorial Debut with What If? by Lindsey Sullivan

Billy Porter is taking his directing skills to the big screen. The multi-talented artist is set to helm the coming-of-age film What If?, according to Deadline . The screenplay was written …

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Jagged Little Pill with New Book from Alanis Morissette & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Jagged Little Pill fans oughta add this book to their wishlists! Grand Central Publishing has released a book chronicling the Tony-nominated musical's journey to Broadway. With behind-the-sc…

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Watch Betsy Wolfe, Danny Burstein & More Broadway Faves in the Magical Trailer for Estella Scrooge by Lindsey Sullivan

This trailer will get you into the holiday spirit! John Caird and Paul Gordon's new musical Estella Scrooge brings a modern retelling of A Christmas Carol to audiences on November 27. The …

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The Roundabout Theatre Company Shifts Dates for Caroline, or Change, 1776 & More by Lindsey Sullivan

The Roundabout Theatre Company has shared updates to its previously announced season. Both Caroline, or Change, starring Sharon D. Clarke and directed by Michael Longhurst, and Alice Childr…

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Monday, November 16, 2020

MTC Plans Broadway Premiere for Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Lackawanna Blues; Updates Announced by Lindsey Sullivan

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced some new plans for the 2021-2022 season. "With hopes high that we will be able to return to live theater, we have created a season of diverse and excit…

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Tracy Letts' The Minutes Shifts Broadway Return to Spring 2022 by Lindsey Sullivan

As a result of the shutdown caused by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Tracy Letts' Pulitzer-finalist drama The Minutes will now return to Broadway in 2022. It had previously announced the sh…

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Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Celia Keenan-Bolger & More Join HBO's The Gilded Age by Lindsey Sullivan

Broadway bingewatch alert! Stage stars galore have joined HBO's previously announced period drama The Gilded Age. Deadline reports that Tony winners Audra McDonald, Kelli O’Hara, Celia K…

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Phillipa Soo, Leslie Uggams & Will Swenson Join COVID-Centric Drama Series The Second Wave by Lindsey Sullivan

A fresh group of Broadway stars have joined the cast of the forthcoming six-episode pandemic-themed drama The Second Wave from The Good Fight creators Robert and Michelle King. Deadline rep…

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Odds & Ends: Chadwick Boseman Receives Posthumous Gotham Award Nom for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. Chadwick Boseman Receives Posthumous Gotham Award Nom Chadwick Boseman, the talented big screen star who passed away on Aug…

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Tony Winner Vanessa Redgrave Set to Play Russian Poet Anna Akhmatova in Audio Dramas by Lindsey Sullivan

Theater fans will be able to listen to this legend from the comfort of home! Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) has announced that British actress Vanessa Redgrave will play the role of…

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Theater Couple Emily Padgett & Josh Young Welcome Baby Boy by Lindsey Sullivan

Broadway couple Emily Padgett and Josh Young have announced the birth of their second child Leo Elliott Young, born on November 11; their first child, a daughter named Adele May, was born on…

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West Side Story Leading Man Isaac Powell Joins Dear Evan Hansen Movie by Lindsey Sullivan

Something's coming, something good! Isaac Powell, who was wowing audiences as Tony in Ivo van Hove's innovative West Side Story revival ahead of the Broadway shutdown, will make his feature …

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Broadway's Lawrence Clayton, Who Appeared in The Color Purple & Dreamgirls, Dies at 64 by Lindsey Sullivan

Lawrence Clayton, who was last seen on Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of The Color Purple, has died at the age of 64. According to Deadline, he passed away on November 2 after a two-ye…

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Jagged Little Pill, Hamilton & More Broadway Shows Set for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade by Lindsey Sullivan

Homebound audiences missing Broadway certainly have something to be thankful for! As previously reported, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is going digital as a result of the COVID-19 pand…

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Watch Simon Stephens Discuss Sharing Blindness with Live Audiences on Broadway Profiles by Lindsey Sullivan

The November episode of Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal, which is airing throughout the country this month, includes an interview with Tony-winning playwright Simon Stephens, who has ad…

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Jacqueline Jossa, Matt Jay-Willis & More Join Brian Conley in the West End's A Christmas Carol by Lindsey Sullivan

London audiences will be having a merry little Christmas with this cast. As previously reported, Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent's A Christmas Carol is coming back to the stage. Ol…

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Songs For a New World, Starring Rachel Tucker & More, to Play the West End's Vaudeville Theatre by Lindsey Sullivan

Jason Robert Brown’s Songs For a New World will transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre. The show, which was made available virtually in July, will begin performances on February 5, 2021 with o…

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Friday, November 6, 2020

Hadestown Star Eva Noblezada to Headline Selena: A Live Drive-In Experience by Lindsey Sullivan

Two-time Tony nominee Eva Noblezada is heading to the stage at Radial Park in Astoria, Queens. The drive-in movie theater, which previously screened The Phantom of the Opera and included liv…

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Watch Laura Benanti's Soothing Performance of 'Don't Worry 'Bout Me' from Her New Album by Lindsey Sullivan

Laura Benanti's self-titled album, which was released on October 23, is full of reimagined standards from Rufus Wainwright's "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk," "What Are You Doing the Rest of …

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A Newly Imagined Beauty and the Beast to Return to the U.K. with Original Creative Team by Lindsey Sullivan

Beauty and the Beast is heading back to the stage! Reimagined and redesigned in a completely new production staged by the original award-winning creative team, the show will embark on a U.K.…

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Watch Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth Talk About Holidate and Break into Song by Lindsey Sullivan

Between the Tiger King musical, her hilarious turn in the Netflix movie Holidate and hosting the Food Network's new competition show Candy Land, Broadway favorite Kristin Chenoweth has been …

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