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Monday, October 22, 2018

A Look at the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory National Tour by Marc J. Franklin

Noah Weisberg stars as Willy Wonka in the touring production, which launched September 21 in Buffalo, New York.

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A First Look at Switzerland in the West End by Marc J. Franklin

The thriller, which previously played at the Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio in London, is set to begin performances November 10.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Go Inside Opening Night of Ordinary Days Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Keen Company's revival of Adam Gwon’s song cycle opened October 17 at Theatre Row.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Go Inside the Benefit Reading of Nöel Coward’s Tonight at 8:30 by Marc J. Franklin

The performance, starring Bebe Neuwirth, Norm Lewis, and more, kicked off Red Bull Theater’s season October 15.

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Go Inside the 2018 Horton Foote Prize Honoring Jaclyn Backhaus and Lauren Yee by Marc J. Franklin

The biennial celebration of playwriting was hosted at the Lotos Club October 15.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Go Inside Rehearsals for the Gala Performance of Closer Than Ever by Marc J. Franklin

Abingdon Theatre Company’s gala performance of Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire's musical revue will honor Donna Murphy October 22.

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Getting Into Character With Once On This Island's Alex Newell by Marc J. Franklin

Follow Broadway’s Asaka through his pre-show routine as he gets ready to step onto the Circle In The Square stage.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

See the Cast and Creative Team of Broadway’s The Ferryman Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

The Olivier Award-winning production is set to open at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre October 21.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

See Lindsay Mendez, Kate Baldwin, and Melissa Errico Preview Their Upcoming Shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Marc J. Franklin

Take a look at some of the shows hitting the stage this month.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Go Inside Rehearsals for the 10th Anniversary Tour of Rock Of Ages by Marc J. Franklin

The touring production will launch October 13 in Elmira, New York.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Getting Into Character With Frozen’s Caissie Levy by Marc J. Franklin

Follow Broadway’s Queen Elsa through her pre-show routine as she gets ready to step out onto the St. James Theatre stage.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Go Inside Rehearsal for the National Tour of A Bronx Tale by Marc J. Franklin

The tour of the Broadway production is set to launch October 14 in Rochester, New York.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Go Inside the Opening Night of I was Most Alive With You Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Lucas opened September 24 at Playwright’s Horizons.

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Go Inside the Press Day for Roundabout Underground’s Usual Girls by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere from Ming Peiffer is set to begin performances October 11 Off-Broadway.

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See the Cast and Creative Team of Days of Rage Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere from Dear Evan Hansen’s Steven Levenson will begin performances October 9 at Second Stage.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Go Inside Laramie: A Legacy With Mary Louise Parker, Adam Rippon, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The benefit reading honored Matthew Shepard and the progress that has been made to erase hate since his death.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

See the Cast and Creative Team of Broadway's The Prom Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

The musical comedy, directed and choreographed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw, will begin previews October 23.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

How Taylor Iman Jones Brings the Beat to Broadway in Head Over Heels by Marc J. Franklin

The actor, starring as Mopsa in the Go-Go’s musical, shares how her experience creating a new musical, training for Broadway, and making the theatre more inclusive.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Get a Backstage Look at the Cast of Broadway’s Torch Song by Marc J. Franklin

Harvey Fierstein’s play will begin performances on Broadway October 9 at the Hayes Theatre.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

See Aasif Mandvi Meet the Press Ahead of the Return of Sakina’s Restaurant by Marc J. Franklin

The former Daily Show correspondent will return to the stage in a limited run of his Obie-winning play at the Minetta Lane.

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Go Inside Waitress’ 1000th Performance Celebration by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony Award-nominated musical by Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson commemorated the occasion with a special post-show performance September 19.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Take a Look at the National Tour of Finding Neverland by Marc J. Franklin

The new touring production is set to launch September 28 in Elmira, New York.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

See the Cast and Creative Team of Broadway’s American Son Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

The production, starring Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale, is set to begin performances at the Booth Theatre October 6.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Go Inside the New York Screening of Ethan Hawke’s Film Blaze by Marc J. Franklin

The movie is directed and co-written by Tony and Oscar nominee Hawke.

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

See Amy Poehler, Julia Roberts, and More Visit Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

See who stopped by the Great White Way this summer.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Check Out the Latest Crop of 2018–2019 Broadway Marquees by Marc J. Franklin

See the newest show art decorating the Great White Way.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Go Inside Gingold Theatrical Group’s Celebration of Heartbreak House by Marc J. Franklin

The new Off-Broadway adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s play will officially open September 9 at Theatre Row.

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See Shiri Maimon Meet the Press Ahead of her Broadway Debut in Chicago by Marc J. Franklin

The Israeli recording artist is set to join the company of the Tony-winning revival September 21.

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See the Company of the Dear Evan Hansen National Tour Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

The touring production of the Tony-winning musical will launch September 25 in Denver before going on to play 50 U.S. cities.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Go Inside Rehearsals for the North American Tour of Miss Saigon by Marc J. Franklin

The recent Broadway revival of the Tony-winning epic will launch a U.S. national tour September 21 in Providence, Rhode Island.

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A Sneak Peek at A Star is Born With Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga by Marc J. Franklin

The third remake the 1937 film hits theatres October 5.

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