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Friday, October 18, 2019

In Celebration of Ntozake Shange, Revisit For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf by Marc J. Franklin

The acclaimed writer, known for her Obie Award-winning choreopoem, was born October 18, 1948.

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Look Back at the Original Broadway Production of Once On This Island by Marc J. Franklin

The Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical, starring LaChanze, opened at the Booth Theatre October 18, 1990.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Go Inside Opening Night of Little Shop of Horrors Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The production, starring Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard, and Christian Borle, opened at the Westside Theatre October 17.

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See Photos of Gary Busey in Off-Broadway Musical Only Human by Marc J. Franklin

The Oscar nominee stars in the new show, opening October 21 at Theatre at St. Clements.

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Go Inside Opening Night of The Lightning Thief on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The production, recently seen in a national tour, opened at the Longacre Theatre October 16.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

See Off-Broadway’s Broadbend, Arkansas Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere, tracing the experience of an African-American family over three generations, will begin performances with the Transport Group and Public Theater October 25.

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Step Inside Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre by Marc J. Franklin

The Virginia Theatre was rechristened after the playwright on October 16, 2005.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Meet the Cast of the National Tour of Disney’s Frozen by Marc J. Franklin

The tour, starring Caroline Bowman and Caroline Innerbichler, will launch in Schenectady, New York, November 10–24.

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A Look at Summer: The Donna Summer Musical on Tour by Marc J. Franklin

The touring production of the Donna Summer bio-musical launched in Rochester, New York, September 29.

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Check Out Photos of New Pop Musical & Juliet in the West End by Marc J. Franklin

The musical sequel to Romeo & Juliet, featuring songs such as "Baby One More Time," begins performances November 2 at Shaftesbury Theatre.

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Watch Highlights From New Pop Musical & Juliet in the West End by Marc J. Franklin

The musical sequel to Romeo & Juliet, featuring songs such as "Baby One More Time," begins performances November 2 at Shaftesbury Theatre.

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Backstage With Bette Midler, Gavin Creel, and More at Christian Dante White’s Solo Concert by Marc J. Franklin

The Hello, Dolly! and My Fair Lady star celebrated his birthday with a performance at The Green Room 42 October 14.

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In Celebration of Gavin Lee, Look Back at Mary Poppins on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony Award nominee, who celebrates his birthday October 15, made his Broadway debut in the hit Disney musical.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

From Hello, Dolly! to Wicked, See the Ensemblist Celebrate Broadway’s Double Swings by Marc J. Franklin

Continuing with its series spotlighting Broadway’s unsung heroes, the popular platform paid to tribute to the performers who swung in two musical in one season.

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From Mean Girls to Wicked, See the Ensemblist Celebrate Broadway’s Double Swings by Marc J. Franklin

Continuing with its series spotlighting Broadway’s unsung heroes, the popular platform paid to tribute to the performers who swung in two musical in one season.

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Check Out Production Photos of Once With 3-D Theatricals by Marc J. Franklin

The production of the Tony-winning musical opened in Cerritos, California, October 12.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

An Exclusive Look Inside the First Performance of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Following the first preview October 12, Playbill captured the post-show celebration at the stage door.

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Look Back at Broadway's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson by Marc J. Franklin

The rock musical, starring Tony nominee Benjamin Walker, opened at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre October 13.

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Friday, October 11, 2019

A First Look at Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls… Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Public Theater revival of the groundbreaking choreopoem began performances October 8.

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Go Inside Rebecca Naomi Jones’ Sardi’s Portrait Unveiling by Marc J. Franklin

The Oklahoma! star joined the New York restaurant’s famed wall of caricatures October 10.

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New Photos of the Kennedy Center’s Footloose by Marc J. Franklin

The Washington, D.C., staging, starring J. Quinton Johnson, Isabelle McCalla, Michael Park, Rebecca Luker, and more, began performances at the Eisenhower Theater October 9.

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Inside Opening Night of Tracy Letts’ Linda Vista on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The new comedy from the Pulitzer Prize winner, starring Ian Barford, opened at the Hayes Theater October 10.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

A First Look at Jesus Christ Superstar 50th Anniversary National Tour by Marc J. Franklin

The touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical launched in Austin, Texas, October 8.

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Meet the Cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony- and Olivier-winning play comes to the Curran Theater October 23.

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Check Out Broadway Production Photos of The Rose Tattoo, Starring Marisa Tomei by Marc J. Franklin

The revival of the Tennessee Williams drama opens at the American Airlines Theatre October 15.

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A First Look at Carolee Carmello in National Tour of Hello, Dolly! by Marc J. Franklin

The three-time Tony nominee assumed the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi September 25.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Inside the Stage Managers’ Association 2019 Del Hughes Awards by Marc J. Franklin

The annual event, celebrating lifetime achievement in the art of stage management, was celebrated at Connelly’s Times Square September 23.

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Inside At This Performance With Be More Chill’s Cameron Bond, Ain’t Too Proud’s Jamari Johnson Williams, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The latest iteration of Stephen DeAngelis' concert series highlighting understudies and standbys took place at The Green Room 42 October 7.

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Check Out Photos of Barbara Hammond’s Terra Firma Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere, inaugurating new NYC-based company the COOP, opens at the Baruch Performing Arts Center October 10.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Inside Variety’s The Business of Broadway Breakfast With Jagged Little Pill, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The star-studded event, examining a show’s journey to Broadway, was held at Bryant Park Grille October 7.

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Inside the World Premiere Celebration of The Wrong Man Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The new musical, starring Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry, officially opens at MCC Theater October 9.

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