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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A Look at Danny Burstein and Rebecca Naomi Jones in Rajiv Joseph’s Describe the Night by Marc J. Franklin

The Atlantic Theater Company production will open Off-Broadway December 5.

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Inside Home For the Holidays’ Opening Night on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The show, which stars winners from American Idol, The Voice, and AGT, opened at the August Wilson Theatre November 21.

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A First Look at SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical by Marc J. Franklin

The show, based on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon series, will open December 4 at the Palace Theatre.

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See Noah Galvin Make His Broadway Debut in Dear Evan Hansen by Marc J. Franklin

The Real O'Neals star stepped into the title role of the Tony-winning musical November 21, succeeding Ben Platt.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A Look at Kris Kringle The Musical With Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Cathy Rigby, and More by Marc J. Franklin

A glimpse at the new family musical, playing at The Town Hall on November 24.

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Go Inside the Opening Night of Lincoln Center Theater’s The Wolves by Marc J. Franklin

The return engagement of Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning play opened Off-Broadway November 20.

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See Judy Kuhn, Ann Harada, and More Celebrate the Release of Seth Rudetsky’s New Book by Marc J. Franklin

Seth’s Broadway Diary, Volume 3 features stories about Patti LuPone, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and more.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Go Inside the Smithsonian’s American Portrait Gala, Honoring Bill T. Jones, Spike Lee, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The event, held November 19 in Washington D.C., raised $1 million in support of the museum’s exhibition programming.

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See Alex Brightman, Drew Gasparini, and Original Cast Members of School of Rock at Guitar Mash by Marc J. Franklin

The sixth annual music-making event was held at City Winery November 19.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

See Betsy Wolfe, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, and More at New York Pops’ Women of Notes by Marc J. Franklin

The November 17 concert at Carnegie Hall celebrated female songwriters.

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A First Look at Bedlam’s Peter Pan Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Bedlam launches its new season with a darker, more adult take on J. M. Barrie’s classic play.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

See Alice Ripley, Norm Lewis, and More at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Marc J. Franklin

Take a look at the Broadway stars in advance of their upcoming concert shows.

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A Look at the Opening Night of Hot Mess, Starring Lucy DeVito, Max Crumm, and Paul Molnar by Marc J. Franklin

Dan Rothenberg and Colleen Crabtree’s romantic comedy is now playing at The Jerry Orbach Theater Off-Broadway.

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Go Inside Opening Night of MCC’s School Girl’s; or, The African Mean Girls Play by Marc J. Franklin

The new play by Jocelyn Bioh, directed by Rebecca Taichman, opened Off-Broadway November 16.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

See Kelli O’Hara, Patrick Wilson, and More Come Out for The New York City Center Gala by Marc J. Franklin

The event, held November 15 at the Plaza Hotel, honored Broadway producer Stacey Mindich.

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A First Look at Cruel Intentions: The Musical by Marc J. Franklin

The rock concert adaptation of the iconic ‘90s film will begin performances November 17 at (le) Poisson Rouge.

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Take a Sneak Peek at Annie at Paper Mill Playhouse by Marc J. Franklin

The production, led by Tony winner Beth Leavel and Christopher Sieber, is set to begin its limited engagement November 22 in New Jersey.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A First Look at The Public’s Mobile Unit Run of The Winter’s Tale by Marc J. Franklin

The free production is currently touring New York City’s five boroughs before heading to the Public for a sit-down run.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

See Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, and More at the Martina Arroyo Foundation Gala by Marc J. Franklin

The celebrations were held at the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House New York November 13.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Check Out Golden Boy at the Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center by Marc J. Franklin

Proceeds from the production benefit stoPD, a non-profit dedicated to supporting those with Parkinson’s Disease.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Spend a Day With The Lion King’s Adrienne Walker by Marc J. Franklin

Follow The Lion King’s Nala for an entire day as she gives us an inside glimpse into what it’s like to star in a major Broadway show.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

See Rachel Dratch, Miriam Shor, and More Celebrate The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The one-night-only event was presented October 30 at the American Airlines Theatre.

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See Jonathan Groff, Danielle Brooks and More Come Out for Voices for the Voiceless by Marc J. Franklin

Broadway and Hollywood talent took part in the third annual concert to support foster children through song.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Singer-Songwriter Jason Mraz Meets the Press Ahead of Stint in Broadway’s Waitress by Marc J. Franklin

The Grammy winner, who appeared on composer Sara Bareilles’ concept album for the musical, will step into the role of Dr. Pomatter beginning November 3.

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Check Out the Opening Night of Grateful Dead Musical Red Roses, Green Gold by Marc J. Franklin

The production, which features music of the Grateful Dead, opened Off-Broadway October 29.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Take a Look at Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes at New York City Center by Marc J. Franklin

The production, which made its New York premiere after sold-out runs in the U.K., began performances October 26.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Take a Sneak Peek at Once on This Island With Lea Salonga, Hailey Kilgore, and Alex Newell by Marc J. Franklin

The Broadway revival, starring Hailey Kilgore as Ti Moune, is set to begin previews November 7 at the Circle in the Square.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

See Alice Ripley, Lena Hall, and More Sing at the 10th Annual Living for Today Benefit Concert by Marc J. Franklin

The concert, held at Joe’s Pub October 23, was a fundraiser for Gilana’s Fund, which raises money for educational programming promoting acceptance.

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Go Inside the Abingdon Theatre Company’s 25th Anniversary Gala Honoring Bebe Neuwirth by Marc J. Franklin

The gala, held October 23 at the Edison Ballroom, included a performance of Kander and Ebb’s revue And the World Goes ‘Round.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Take a First Look at Dr. Suess’s the Lorax at the Old Vic Theatre by Marc J. Franklin

The production, starring David Ricardo-Pearce and Simon Paisley Day, is set to open October 24 in London.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

See Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kamala Harris, and More at the Opening Night of Time Alone, Starring Tonya Pinkins by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere by Alessandro Camon, directed by Bart DeLorenzo, is the inaugural production of Los Angeles’ Belle Rêve Theatre Company.

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