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Sunday, February 16, 2020

See the Cast of Broadway’s Company Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

The gender-swapped production, starring Katrina Lenk, begins performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre March 2.

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Inside Rehearsal for I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter at Steppenwolf by Marc J. Franklin

The stage adaptation of Erika L. Sánchez’s novel will begin performances in Chicago February 26.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Check Out Photos of the New Cast of The Play That Goes Wrong Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The hit London and Broadway comedy continues its run at New World Stages.

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A Sneak Peek at Diana on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The new musical, starring Jeanna de Waal as the late Princess of Wales, will begin performances at the Longacre Theatre March 2.

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Look Back at the Original Broadway Production of Plaza Suite by Marc J. Franklin

The Neil Simon comedy opened at the Plymouth Theatre February 14, 1968.

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Off- Broadway’s Drift, Starring Emmy Winner Joe Pantoliano, Meets the Press by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere will play a limited engagement at New World Stages beginning February 29.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Go Inside Rehearsal for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Concert Starring Noah Galvin by Marc J. Franklin

The Michael Arden-helmed presentation, also starring Eden Espinosa, Alex Newell, and Jessica Vosk, will play Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall February 17.

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Get a Glimpse Into Second Stage’s We’re Gonna Die Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Young Jean Lee's play-concert, starring Janelle McDermoth, opens at Tony Kiser Theater February 25.

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Check Out Photos of World Premiere of Bliss at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. by Marc J. Franklin

The new musical, directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller, opens February 14.

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A Sneak Peek at Flying Over Sunset on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Lincoln Center Theater production, starring Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton, and Tony Yazbeck, will begin performances at the Vivian Beaumont Theater March 12.

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See the Cast of The Inheritance Celebrate 100 Performances on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Matthew Lopez's Olivier Award–winning play opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre November 17.

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A Look at the Old Vic’s Endgame With Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming by Marc J. Franklin

The London production also features Samuel Beckett’s short play Rough for Theatre II.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A Look Inside Rehearsals for Coal Country at The Public Theater by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen will begin performances Off-Broadway February 18.

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Check Out Production Photos of Blues for an Alabama Sky Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Keen Company production, directed by LA Williams, will open at Theatre Row February 18.

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A Look at Lauren Yee’s Cambodian Rock Band Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The New York premiere of Yee’s intimate rock epic, directed by directed by Chay Yew, will open at the Signature Theatre February 24.

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See the Cast of The Inheritance, Grand Horizons’ Ben McKenzie, and More at Second Stage’s All-Star Bowling Fundraiser by Marc J. Franklin

Second Stage Theater’s 33rd annual All-Star Bowling Classic took place February 10.

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Inside Rehearsal for Encores! Mack & Mabel Starring Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha by Marc J. Franklin

The presentation of the Jerry Herman musical will begin performances at New York City Center February 19.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Inside Opening Night of Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at Paper Mill Playhouse by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere opened at the New Jersey Venue February 9.

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Check Out Photos of the Riddle of the Trilobites at the New Victory Theatre by Marc J. Franklin

The new family-friendly musical, directed by Lee Sunday Evans, began performances Off-Broadway February 7.

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Check Out Photos of the World Premiere of Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation by Marc J. Franklin

Quio Nguyen’s new musical opens at the Geffen Playhouse February 13.

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Inside the Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala With Laura Benanti, Ashley Park, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The annual gala, held at Tao Downtown February 10, honored Festival trustees Bo and Katherine Peabody.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Inside Steven Sater’s Alice By Heart Reading at the Strand by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony-winning lyricist and librettist welcomed fans to a reading of his literary adaptation of the Off-Broadway musical February 7.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

A Look Inside Opening Night of Bug at Steppenwolf by Marc J. Franklin

The Tracy Letts play, directed by Tony winner David Cromer, opened in Chicago February 3.

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See Julia Murney, Noah Galvin, and More in I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been by Marc J. Franklin

The February 3 concert at Feinstein’s/54 Below featured Broadway stars singing from their dream roles that will never be.

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Go Inside Voices for the Voiceless Concert With Santino Fontana, Andrea Martin, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The concert, presented by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, was held at Town Hall in New York City February 6.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

A Look at Hamilton’s Solea Pfeiffer, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and More in New Musical Gun & Powder by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere, directed by Slave Play’s Robert O’Hara, opened at Virginia’s Signature Theatre February 5.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

A Look Inside Opening Night of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice by Marc J. Franklin

The new musical, with music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Amanda Green, and a book by Jonathan Marc Sherman, opened February 4.

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Check Out Photos of the New York Theatre Workshop Gala Honoring Hadestown's Rachel Chavkin and Jordan Roth by Marc J. Franklin

The event, featuring Anaïs Mitchell's Tony Award-winning musical, plus Moulin Rouge! and more, was celebrated at Capitale February 3.

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Inside the 2020 TCG Gala Honoring David Henry Hwang and The National Black Theatre Festival by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony winner of M. Butterfly and organizers of the Winston-Salem festival were celebrated at the Edison Ballroom.

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See Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Celebrate 100 Performances on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The bio-musical, starring Tony and Olivier nominee Adrienne Warren, opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre November 7.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

A Look Inside the 30th Annual Kleban Prize Reception by Marc J. Franklin

Daniel Messé, Mike Lew, and Rehana Lew Mirzawere awarded for their work in musical theatre at the ASCAP headquarters February 3.

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