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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Inside Opening Night of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The new play by the Pulitzer Prize winner opened at the Linda Gross Theater December 9.

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Inside Opening Night of Samuel D. Hunter’s Greater Clements Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Lincoln Center Theater production, starring Judith Ivey, opened December 9.

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BAM’s Medea, Starring Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale, Meets the Press by Marc J. Franklin

Simon Stone’s contemporary rewrite of the Euripides tragedy will begin performances in Brooklyn January 12, 2020.

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Inside the Broadway Dreams Gala With Heidi Blickenstaff, Jerry Mitchell, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The 12th annual event, raising funds for the arts education organization, was held at the St. Regis New York December 9.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Inside the New York Stage and Film Winter Gala With Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The event, which honored philanthropist and producer Diana DiMenna and Tony Award–winning actor and producer Tom Hulce, was celebrated December 8.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

The Company of Broadway’s A Soldier’s Play, Starring David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood, Meets the Press by Marc J. Franklin

Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning crime drama, directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon, will begin performances on Broadway December 27.

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Inside Opening Night of Jagged Little Pill on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The new musical, featuring the songs of Alanis Morissette, opened at the Broadhurst Theatre December 5.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

A First Look at the National Tour of Frozen by Marc J. Franklin

The Disney musical, starring Caroline Bowman and Caroline Innerbichler, officially opened at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles December 4.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

A First Look at the World Premiere of Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol in Boston by Marc J. Franklin

The new stage musical, based on the Charles Dickens Christmas ghost story, began performances at the Emerson Colonial Theatre December 3.

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Inside Opening Night of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony- and Olivier-winning play, a continuation of J.K. Rowling’s popular series, opened at the Curran Theatre December 1.

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Check Out Photos of The Illusionists—Magic of the Holidays on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Illusionists returns to Broadway with a new holiday show at the Neil Simon Theatre.

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Go Inside Nova Ball 2019 With Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald, Tina Fey, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The annual benefit for Ars Nova, honoring composers Jeff Richmond and Joe Iconis, was held December 2.

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A Look at the World Premiere of Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven by Marc J. Franklin

The new drama by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis opens at the Linda Gross Theater December 9.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Go Inside Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert With Hadestown’s André De Shields, Nathan Lee Graham, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The eighth annual concert benefiting The Actors Fund played The Green Room 42 December 1.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Check Out Photos of Hadestown, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, and More at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by Marc J. Franklin

Broadway celebrated the holiday during the Macy’s 93rd annual parade November 28.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Check Out the Newest Crop of Marquees for the 2019-2020 Season by Marc J. Franklin

See the newest show art decorating the Great White Way.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Getting Into Character With The Book of Mormon’s Dave Thomas Brown by Marc J. Franklin

The actor, starring as Elder Price in the Tony Award-winning hit musical, gives Playbill an inside look at his pre-show routine.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

A Look at María Irene Fornés' Fefu and Her Friends Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The production, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, opens November 24.

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Pretty as Pie: Spotlighting the Props of Waitress by Marc J. Franklin

Playbill journeyed backstage at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre for a special look at how the production comes to life eight shows a week.

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Inside Opening Night of The Underlying Chris Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, opened at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater November 21.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Inside the Launch of the 3rd Edition of Thomas Schumacher’s How Does the Show Go On? by Marc J. Franklin

Members of the Broadway community came out to celebrate at Sardi’s November 19.

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Inside Opening Night of The Half-Life of Marie Curie Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The new Lauren Gunderson play, presented by Audible, opened at the Minetta Lane Theatre November 19.

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Katharine McPhee Greets the Press Ahead of Her Return to Broadway’s Waitress by Marc J. Franklin

The American Idol and Smash star once more joins the Sara Bareilles musical November 25.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

A Look at Truffles: Music! Mushrooms! Murder!!! Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The murder mystery musical continues at The Secret Room NYC through December 28.

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A Look at Samuel D. Hunter’s Greater Clements Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere, directed by Davis McCallum, will open at Lincoln Center Theater December 9.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Check Out New Photos of The Inheritance on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Matthew Lopez’s Olivier Award-winning drama opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre November 17.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

A Look at Horton Foote’s The Young Man From Atlanta Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The revival, starring Tony nominee Kristine Nielsen and Emmy nominee Aidan Quinn, will open at Signature Theatre November 24.

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Inside Opening Night of Newsies at Arena Stage by Marc J. Franklin

The Disney musical, directed by Molly Smith, opened in Washington, D.C. November 13.

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A Look Inside Rehearsals for Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer in London by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere of Tom Morton-Smith’s new thriller will begin performances at the Hampstead Theatre November 29.

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Check Out Production Photos of Evita at New York City Center by Marc J. Franklin

The annual gala presentation, starring Solea Pfeiffer, Maia Reficco, and Jason Gotay, began performances November 13.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Inside Opening Night of New York City Center’s Evita by Marc J. Franklin

The annual gala presentation, starring Solea Pfeiffer, Maia Reficco, and Jason Gotay, began performances November 13.

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