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Friday, March 22, 2019

Kennedy Center's 2019 Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award Recipients Announced by Logan Culwell-Block

The initiative awards American teachers with a $10,000 grant in recognition of their extraordinary impact.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hair Original Broadway Cast Album Inducted Into Library of Congress' National Recording Registry by Logan Culwell-Block

The 1968 album joins 525 audio recordings selected for preservation because of their "cultural, historic, and aesthetic importance to the nation's recorded sound heritage."

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Reimagined Oklahoma! Revival Begins Broadway Performances March 19 by Logan Culwell-Block

Starring Rebecca Naomi Jones and Damon Daunno, the production comes to Broadway following a sold-out engagement at Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Stripping Down Oklahoma! With a Brand New Sound for the Broadway Revival by Logan Culwell-Block

Orchestrator Daniel Kluger reveals how he makes the score sing with the magic of Rodgers and Hammerstein—with only seven musicians.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

More Than 2,000 NYC Public School Students Will Be Invited Behind the Scenes of Broadway's King Kong by Logan Culwell-Block

The program, presented by arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway, offers students a glimpse at how Broadway shows run and operate.

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Music Theatre International Acquires Worldwide Licensing Rights to Rocky Musical by Logan Culwell-Block

The Ahrens and Flaherty musical, based on the hit 1976 film and featuring a book co-written by Sylvester Stallone, played Broadway in 2014.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Watch the First Full Trailer for Disney's Live-Action Aladdin by Logan Culwell-Block

The movie, featuring songs from the original 1992 animated film and new material by Pasek and Paul, arrives in theatres May 24.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical Cast Album Out Now by Logan Culwell-Block

The 2017 Off-Broadway cast, including Carrie St. Louis, Alex Boniello, and Constantine Rousouli, recorded the cast album last summer.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Watch Laura Dreyfuss and Jeremy Pope's New Music Video 'Be Great' by Logan Culwell-Block

The Dear Evan Hansen and Ain't Too Proud stars teamed up for the new pop release.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Max von Essen to Release Debut Solo Album in April by Logan Culwell-Block

The Falsettos and An American in Paris star puts his spin on golden age Broadway classics.

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Samuel French Releases High School Edition of Shakespeare in Love Play by Logan Culwell-Block

The Oscar-winning screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman was adapted for the stage by Network and Billy Elliot playwright Lee Hall.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Cast Album Producer and Theatre Writer Hugh Fordin Dies at 85 by Logan Culwell-Block

Founder of DRG records, Mr. Fordin worked for more than six decades on theatre albums including The Act, Falsettos, and The Producers.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Ain't Too Proud, Broadway's New Temptations Musical, Will Release a Cast Album in March by Logan Culwell-Block

A special preview track, "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," is currently available to stream and as an immediate download with pre-orders.

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Tony Nominee John Cariani Speaks About the Importance of Theatre Education by Logan Culwell-Block

"Theatre, arts, makes kids learn things in a different way than taking a test does," shares The Band's Visit star in his testimonial kicking off 2019's Theatre in Our Schools month.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Re-Imagined Oklahoma! Revival Announces Complete Broadway Cast by Logan Culwell-Block

The acclaimed revival will begin previews at the Circle in the Square March 19.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Educational Theatre Foundation Announces Grants to Aid California Schools Impacted by Wildfires by Logan Culwell-Block

High school and middle school theatre programs can apply for one of ten $1,000 grants, funded by Music Theatre International.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Submissions Open for the 2nd Annual Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge by Logan Culwell-Block

Produced by the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with the American Theatre Wing, the program pairs aspiring student writers with professional musical theatre artists.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Listen to the Title Track from Andrew Lippa's Unbreakable, Out February 8 by Logan Culwell-Block

With performances by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Britney Coleman, and more, the epic choral work tells the story of more than a century of LGBTQ history in America.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Bella: An American Tall Tale to Release Original Cast Album February 22 by Logan Culwell-Block

Written by Kirsten Childs, the show played an Off-Broadway premiere production at Playwrights Horizons in 2017.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

New Composer-Approved Revision of Cabaret Presented February 4–6 by Logan Culwell-Block

Manhattan School of Music's production reflects John Kander's favorite moments from all the various editions of the classic musical, including Bob Fosse's 1972 film adaptation.

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Tony Nominee Danielle Brooks Releases New Single With Hamilton's Anthony Ramos by Logan Culwell-Block

"Black Woman," now available digitally, was co-written by Brooks, Ramos, and Will Wells.

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West End Company Revival, Starring Patti LuPone and Rosalie Craig, Releases Cast Album February 1 by Logan Culwell-Block

The new digital release preserves the gender-swapped version of the Sondheim and Furth classic.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Site-Specific Little Shop of Horrors Production to Be Staged in Upstate New York Flower Shop by Logan Culwell-Block

This new production of the Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical will celebrate the 125th anniversary of Bool's Flower Shop in Ithaca.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Upcoming Broadway Revival of Oklahoma! Joins Gun Neutral Initiative by Logan Culwell-Block

For every visible gun featured in the staging of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, a donation will be made to a non-profit working to end gun violence.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Reeve Carney Sets February and March Concerts at The Green Room 42 by Logan Culwell-Block

The Spider-Man and Hadestown star will offer evenings of original music and a celebration of Queen.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

West End Company Revival, Starring Patti LuPone and Rosalie Craig, to Release Cast Album by Logan Culwell-Block

Set to release in February, the new album will preserve the gender-swapped version of the Sondheim and Furth classic.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Kristin Chenoweth on Why She's Bringing the Story of Tammy Faye Bakker to the Stage by Logan Culwell-Block

Watch a clip from the Wicked star's upcoming appearance on ABC's 20/20.

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London Follies Revival Cast Album Now Available by Logan Culwell-Block

The 2017 National Theatre production featured a cast including Imelda Staunton, and Janie Dee; the latter will reprise her performance in the 2019 return of the staging.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

How Well Do You Know History—As Taught in Musical Theatre? by Logan Culwell-Block

From Argentinian presidents in Evita to U.S. Assassins, test your history in musical theatre knowledge with this quiz!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Cruel Intentions Musical Cast Album Gets a Release Date by Logan Culwell-Block

Pre-orders of the digital and physical releases include an immediate download of “Breakfast at Tiffany's” from the upcoming album.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Music Theatre International Awarded Damages in Copyright Infringement Case by Logan Culwell-Block

The complaint, filed in June 2018, states that Theaterpalooza Community Theater Productions, Inc. in Virginia had presented at least 16 illegal and unlicensed productions.

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