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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Celebrate #SociallyDistancedShakespeare With These 9 Reinventions of the Bard by Marc J. Franklin

Ahead of its upcoming production of Hamlet, the Young Vic Theatre gives theatre audiences a laugh with timely reinventions of Shakespeare’s classics.

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Listening Party: Revisit the Broadway Cast Recording of Waitress by Marc J. Franklin

Jagged Little Pill's Celia Rose Gooding recommends a shift at the diner with Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson's hit musical.

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Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The Addams Family on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The musical comedy opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre April 8, 2010.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Listening Party: Revisit Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

SIX star Anna Uzele recommends feeling inspired with the cast recording of the magical musical.

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Look Back at the Original Broadway production of Rock of Ages by Marc J. Franklin

The jukebox musical opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre April 7, 2009.

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Revisit Hand to God on Broadway With Steven Boyer, Sarah Stiles, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony-nominated production opened at the Booth Theatre April 7, 2015.

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Sutton Foster, Laura Osnes, and More in Anything Goes on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony Award–winning revival opened at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre April 7, 2011.

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Sutton Foster, Laura Osnes, and More Opened in Anything Goes on Broadway in 2011 by Marc J. Franklin

Kathleen Marshall directed and choreographed the Tony Award–winning revival at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Listening Party: Revisit Legally Blonde on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Girl From the North Country star Colton Ryan recommends the Broadway cast recording of the hit musical comedy.

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Celebrate Paul Rudd With a Look Back at His Career on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The stage and screen star celebrates his birthday April 6.

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Listening Party: Check Out Something Rotten! With Brian d'Arcy James, John Cariani, and More by Marc J. Franklin

Mrs. Doubtfire’s Jake Ryan Flynn recommends listening to the Broadway cast recording of the Tony-nominated musical comedy.

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Can You Guess These Shakespeare Plays Only From Their Character Names? by Marc J. Franklin

Test your knowledge of the Bard with this character quiz.

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Revisit Evita on Broadway With Elena Roger, Ricky Martin, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical opened at the Marquis Theatre April 5, 2012.

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Listening Party: Revisit Aida with Heather Headley, Adam Pascal, and More by Marc J. Franklin

Six star Abby Meuller recommends listening to the Broadway cast recording of the Elton John and Tim Rice pop opera.

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Billy Porter, Stark Sands, and More Opened in Kinky Boots on Broadway in 2013 by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony Award–winning musical opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre April 4, 2013.

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Revisiting Alec Baldwin and Orphans on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The stage and screen star, celebrates his birthday April 3, will return to his role in the Lyle Kessler drama for a live reading April 11.

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Listening Party: Revisit 110 in the Shade and The Prom by Marc J. Franklin

Indoor Boys co-creator Alex Wyse recommends listening to the Broadway cast recordings of the two Tony-nominated musicals.

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Celebrate David Hyde Pierce With a Look Back at His Stage Highlights by Marc J. Franklin

The Stage and Screen star celebrates his birthday April 3.

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Denzel Washington, Sophie Okonedo, and More Star in the 2014 Revival of A Raisin in the Sun by Marc J. Franklin

The production, directed by Kenny Leon, opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre April 3, 2014.

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Denzel Washington, Sophie Okonedo, and More Starred in the 2014 Revival of A Raisin in the Sun by Marc J. Franklin

The production, directed by Kenny Leon, opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre April 3, 2014.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

First Look at Patti LuPone, Darren Criss, Jeremy Pope, and More in Netflix's Hollywood by Marc J. Franklin

Ryan Murphy’s limited series, premiering May 1, offers a glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood's Golden Age.

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Listening Party: Marie Christine Starring Audra McDonald, Anthony Crivello, and More by Marc J. Franklin

Six star Adrianna Hicks recommends listening to the cast recording of Michael John LaChuisa’s musical retelling of Medea.

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Revisit Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy, Matthew Beard in Skylight on Broadway in 2015 by Marc J. Franklin

The revival of David Hare’s play opened at the John Golden Theatre April 2.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

#QuarantineAMusical With These 17 Broadway Art Recreations by Marc J. Franklin

Creators Jeremy and Jeffrey West give the Great White Way a laugh with these timely updates on theatre favorites.

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Listening Party: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights by Marc J. Franklin

Heights alum and Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez recommends listening to Miranda’s Tony Award–winning musical.

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11 Solo Turns on Broadway Everyone Should Know by Marc J. Franklin

Check out these socially distant performances that took the Great White Way by storm.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Listening Party: The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hadestown by Marc J. Franklin

On Your Feet’s Ana Villafañe recommends listening to Anaïs Mitchell’s Tony Award-winning folk opera as well as Sondheim's Into the Woods.

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Check Out 6 Books Inspired by Musicals by Marc J. Franklin

In honor of National Reading Month, check out these literary adaptations inspired by the theatre.

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Look Back at the 1957 Premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella by Marc J. Franklin

The telecast, starring 22-year-old Julie Andrews, aired on CBS March 31, 1957.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Listening Party: Check Out the Cast Recording of Floyd Collins by Marc J. Franklin

Fun Home Tony Award nominee Beth Malone recommends listening to Adam Guettel and Tina Landau’s 1996 musical.

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The Ensemblist's 2nd Annual Broadway’s Next Class Spotlight by Marc J. Franklin

The popular platform, continuing its series showcasing theatre's unsung heroes, gives Playbill a peek at the next generation of performers slated to hit the Great White Way.

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