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Friday, September 22, 2017

Go Inside Waitress Cast Album Karaoke with Sara Bareilles by Marc J. Franklin

The show’s Grammy and Tony-nominated composer-lyricist welcomed audience members to perform songs from the musical, accompanied by musical director Nadia DiGiallonardo

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

First Look at On Site Opera Company’s World Premiere of Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt by Marc J. Franklin

The new musical, written by John Musto and Eric Einhorn, is set to begin performances September 23 at the American Museum of Natural History.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Get a Sneak Peek at The Color Purple National Tour by Marc J. Franklin

The tour, starring Adrianna Hicks as Celie, is set to begin performances October 7 in Schenectady, New York.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Get a Sneak Peek at the Dirty Dancing National Tour by Marc J. Franklin

The tour, starring Aaron Patrick Craven and Kaleigh Courts, is set to begin performances October 5 in Folsom, California.

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Take a Sneak Peek at the Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder National Tour by Marc J. Franklin

The tour, starring James Taylor Odom and Blake Price, is set to begin performances in Elmira, New York, September 27.

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See Sara Bareilles, Telly Leung, and More Celebrate the Opening of Charm Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Philip Dawkins’ play, inspired by the real-life story of black transgender activist Miss Gloria Allen, opened September 18 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Olivia Wilde, Reed Birney, and the Cast of 1984 Celebrate 101 Performances on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The theatrical adaption of George Orwell’s dystopian novel officially opened on Broadway June 22.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Look at the World Premiere of Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story at Bucks County Playhouse by Marc J. Franklin

The new musical, starring Alan Campbell and George Wendt, began performances September 12 in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

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Take a Look at Bullets Over Broadway with NightBlue Performing Arts by Marc J. Franklin

The musical adaptation of Woody Allen’s Academy Award-nominated film opened in Chicago September 11.

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First Look at Simon Stephens’ On the Shore of the Wide World by Marc J. Franklin

The Olivier Award-winning play from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time playwright receives its New York premiere.

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First Look at Signature Theatre’s In the Blood starring Saycon Sengbloh by Marc J. Franklin

The play by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks is scheduled to run through October 15 in the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

First Look at Elektra at the San Francisco Opera by Marc J. Franklin

The production, which began performances September 9, was part of a weekend celebration of the opera company’s 95th season.

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First Look at Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot with the San Francisco Opera by Marc J. Franklin

The production, which began performances September 8, kicks off the opera company’s 95th season.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Go Inside Rehearsal for After the Blast, Starring Cristin Milioti, at Lincoln Center Theater by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere by Zoe Kazan, directed by Lila Neugebauer, is set to begin performances October 7.

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Take a Sneak Peek at When Pigs Fly Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The hit gay musical revue returns to New York City at Stage 42 October 6.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Cast and Creative Team of Roundabout Theatre Company’s The Last Match Meets the Press by Marc J. Franklin

The play by Anna Ziegler, directed by Gay Taylor Upchurch, is set to begin performances September 28.

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See Brandon Victor Dixon, Marc Kudisch, and More Celebrate F**cking A Opening Night by Marc J. Franklin

The new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks opened at the Signature Theatre September 11.

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Go Behind the Scenes of the F*ck Marry Kill Photoshoot With Less Than Rent Theatre by Marc J. Franklin

The new comedy by James Presson is set to begin performances Off-Broadway October 27.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Peek Inside Rehearsal for West End’s Heisenberg: the Uncertainty Principal by Marc J. Franklin

The play, directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Marianne Elliott, is set to begin performances October 9.

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First Look at Oslo at London’s National Theatre by Marc J. Franklin

The London production of J.T. Rogers’ Tony Award-winning play, again directed by Bartlett Sher, began performances September 8.

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See RuPaul, Todrick Hall, and More Celebrate Fashion Does Drag Ball Sept. 7 by Marc J. Franklin

The event, presented by RuPaul and Marc Jacobs, kicked off New York Fashion Week and RuPaul’s DragCon NYC.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Take a First Look at Hugh Panaro as Off-Broadway’s New Sweeney Todd by Marc J. Franklin

The immersive production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical thriller welcomed new cast members to the theatre-turned-pie-shop August 29.

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Go Inside London Rehearsals for The Seagull at the Lyric Hammersmith by Marc J. Franklin

The new adaptation by Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens is set to begin performances October 3 in London.

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The Cast of A Clockwork Orange Meets the Press by Marc J. Franklin

The production, which began Off-Broadway performances September 2, is set for an official opening September 25 at New World Stages.

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The U.S. Cast and Creative Team of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to his international hit The Phantom of the Opera, is set to make its U.S. premiere October 25 in Detroit, Michigan.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Jason Alexander, Sherie Rene Scott, and the Company of The Portuguese Kid Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

The new play by Moonstruck and Doubt writer John Patrick Shanley is set to begin Off-Broadway performances September 19.

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Take a First Look at the New Les Misérables National Tour in Rehearsals by Marc J. Franklin

The tour, which stars Broadway’s Nick Cartell as Jean Valjean, is set to begin performances in Providence, Rhode Island September 21.

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Go Inside Rehearsals for Too Heavy For Your Pocket, New Off-Broadway Play About Freedom Riders by Marc J. Franklin

The new play, written by Jireh Breon Holder and directed by Margot Bordelon, will kick off Roundabout Theatre’s Underground season of world-premiere works September 15.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Look Back at Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies Throughout the Years by Marc J. Franklin

The London revival of the musical, starring Imelda Staunton, opens September 6 at the National Theatre.

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Monday, September 4, 2017

How Did the Stars of Anastasia, Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, and More Spend Their Summers? by Marc J. Franklin

Christy Altomare, Kristolyn Lloyd, Mandy Gonzalez, and more show us how Broadway enjoys the beautiful weather and NYC.

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Grab a Drink at the Café Carlyle With Hamilton’s Mandy Gonzalez by Marc J. Franklin

The Broadway belter shares how she spends her summer when she isn’t performing in the Tony Award-winning hit musical.

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