All stories by Marc J. Franklin on BroadwayStars

Thursday, July 27, 2017

See Anastasia, A Bronx Tale, and More Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park by Marc J. Franklin

The summer lunchtime concert series is free and open to the public.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Bandstand Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The musical, which stars Laura Osnes and Corey Cott, officially opened April 26 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

First Look at Old Vic Production of Girl From North Country by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere, written and directed by Conor McPherson, is set to open in London July 26.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Shoshana Bean, Jesse Eisenberg, and More Take Part in First The 24-Hours Musical: Los Angeles by Marc J. Franklin

The event, held at the Theater at Ace Hotel July 18, raised money for the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund.

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Spend A Day in the Life of Sweeney Todd's Matt Doyle by Marc J. Franklin

Follow the stage and film star—from AM to PM—as he gives us an inside glimpse into what it's like to be an actor in New York City.

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See Billy Porter, the Cast of Waitress, and More Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park by Marc J. Franklin

The free lunchtime concert series continued July 20.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

See Brendon Urie Take Over 42nd Street in the Latest Kinky Boots Ads by Marc J. Franklin

The Panic! At The Disco frontman, currently starring as Charlie Price, unveiled the ads in the 42nd Street subway.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The musical, which stars two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle as Willy Wonka, officially opened April 23 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The musical, which stars two-time Tony winner Christian Borle as Willy Wonka, officially opened April 23 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

See Anastasia Celebrate 100 Performances on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The musical, featuring a score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and a book by Terrence McNally, opened April 24 at the Broadhurst Theatre.

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Nancy Opel and the Company of Curvy Widow Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

The new musical, directed by Peter Flynn, is set to begin performances July 20 at the Westside Theatre.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

See Gavin Creel, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and More Perform for Broadway Stands Up For Freedom by Marc J. Franklin

The star-studded concert, which highlighted social injustices and civil rights issues through song and spoken word, was hosted by the NYCLU and the ACLU.

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Take a First Look at London’s New Cast of Wicked by Marc J. Franklin

The West End production of Wicked will welcome a new set of leads beginning July 24 at London's Victoria Apollo Theatre.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

First Look at A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare in the Park by Marc J. Franklin

The free production, directed by Lear deBessonet and choreographed by Chase Brock, plays Central Park’s Delacorte Theater.

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Michael Feinstein, Liz Callaway, and More Preview Their 54 Below Shows by Marc J. Franklin

Tovah Feldshuh, Lesli Margherita, and Carole Demas also gave sneak peeks of their upcoming shows at the intimate Broadway supper club.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

See Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole, and Scott Frankel Celebrate Release of War Paint Cast Recording by Marc J. Franklin

The event, a conversation between the show’s stars and composer, gave audience members a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creation of the show.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Come From Away, A Doll’s House, Part 2, and Great Comet Honored With Diversity Award at AEA Ceremony by Marc J. Franklin

Actors’ Equity Association named the productions as co-recipients of the 2017 Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Take a First Look at Guys and Dolls at the Old Globe by Marc J. Franklin

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell, Veronica J. Kuehn, and Todd Buonopane star in the production that opened July 7 in San Diego.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

First Look at Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s Production of Newsies by Marc J. Franklin

The Disney musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Christopher d’Amboise, began performances July 6.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Go Inside Playbill’s Feature Photo Shoot With Broadway’s Newest Aladdin, Telly Leung by Marc J. Franklin

The star, who began performances in Aladdin June 13, joined Playbill at the PHD Rooftop Lounge for a summer photo shoot overlooking Broadway.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

See Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney’s Sardi’s Caricature Unveiled by Marc J. Franklin

The Little Foxes stars joined the famed wall of Sardi’s June 29.

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Anastasia Celebrates Broadway Cast Album Release at Barnes and Noble by Marc J. Franklin

Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, Ramin Karimloo, and more came out for an in-store performance and CD signing June 29.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Peek Inside Roundabout Theatre Company’s Opening Night of Napoli, Brooklyn by Marc J. Franklin

The production of Meghan Kennedy’s new play opened June 27 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

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Cast and Creatives of Second Stage’s A Parallelogram Meet the Press June 29 by Marc J. Franklin

The New York premiere of Bruce Norris’ dark comedy, starring Celia Keenan-Bolger, is set to begin performances July 11.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Exclusive: Go Inside the 7th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards by Marc J. Franklin

The cast of Sweeney Todd, Estelle Parsons, Israel Horovitz, and more came out for the June 20 awards presentation at Sardi’s.

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Waitress Celebrates Publication of Show-Inspired Cookbook Sugar, Butter, Flour June 27 by Marc J. Franklin

The show’s stars were on hand to commemorate the occasion with a pie tasting featuring treats from the cookbook.

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Take an Exclusive First Look at the Leading Players of Cabaret at Serenbe Playhouse by Marc J. Franklin

The production of the Tony Award-winning musical will play August 3–27 in Atlanta.

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Go Inside Rehearsals for the New York Musical Festival With Lesli Margherita, Max Crumm, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The upcoming festival will feature 20 original musicals in addition to concerts, readings, and special events.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bandstand Celebrates Broadway Cast Album Release at Barnes and Noble by Marc J. Franklin

Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, and more came out for an in-store performance and CD signing June 23.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Inside Rehearsals for the 9th Annual Jimmy Awards by Marc J. Franklin

The awards ceremony, honoring excellence in high school musical theatre, will be hosted by Tony Award-winning Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt June 26.

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