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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A First Look at Bryony Lavery’s Frozen in London by Marc J. Franklin

The West End revival, which stars Suranne Jones, opens at Theatre Royal Haymarket February 20.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Take a Sneak Peek at Broadway’s Escape to Margaritaville by Marc J. Franklin

The Jimmy Buffett musical is set to begin performances February 16 at the Marquis Theatre.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Cast of Keen Company’s Later Life Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

The 25th anniversary staging of A.R. Gurney’s play will begin performances February 27 Off-Broadway.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

A First Look at the World Premiere of A Walk with Mr. Heifetz by Marc J. Franklin

The new play by James Inverne, set to open Off-Broadway February 20, brings to life the true story of violinist Jascha Heifetz.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Inside Opening Night of Evita at Westport Country Playhouse by Marc J. Franklin

The Broadway Method Academy production runs February 7–10 in Connecticut.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

See Taylor Trensch Take Center Stage in Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen by Marc J. Franklin

The Hello, Dolly! alum officially stepped into the title role of the Tony-winning musical February 6.

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Go Inside the 28th Annual Kleban Prize Ceremony by Marc J. Franklin

Alan Schmuckler, Amanda Yesnowitz, and Christian Duhamel were awarded for their work in musical theatre.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

A Look at Attacca Quartet’s Crypt Sessions by Marc J. Franklin

The string quartet performed Beethoven’s ‘String Quartet Op. 132‘ at the Crypt Chapel under the Church of the Intercession in Harlem.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Go Inside Rehearsals for Fanny and Alexander at the Old Vic by Marc J. Franklin

The stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s classic film will begin performances in London February 21.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A First Look at the U.K. Premiere of Dry Powder With Hayley Atwell by Marc J. Franklin

Sarah Burgess’ play will open in London February 1.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Go Inside the Opening of the York Theatre Company’s Hallelujah, Baby! by Marc J. Franklin

The Musicals in Mufti staging, starring Vivian Reed and Stephanie Umoh, opened January 29.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

A Look at Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera by Marc J. Franklin

Tenor Klaus Florian Vogt stars in the title role in Wagner’s epic opera, directed by François Girard.

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First Look at York Theatre Company’s Hallelujah, Baby! by Marc J. Franklin

Vivian Reed and Stephanie Umoh star in the Musicals in Mufti staging.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

A First Look at the World Premiere of The Pill at La MaMa by Marc J. Franklin

The new drama continues through February 4.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

First Look at The Outsider at Paper Mill Playhouse by Marc J. Franklin

The East Coast premiere of Paul Slade Smith’s political satire began performances January 24 in New Jersey.

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Go Inside Rehearsals for Bryony Lavery’s Frozen in London by Marc J. Franklin

The West End revival, which stars Suranne Jones, will begin performances at the Theatre Royal Haymarket February 9.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Go Inside Opening Night of The Homecoming Queen Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere by Ngozi Anyanwu opened January 22.

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Go Inside Playbill's Escape to Margaritaville Pop-Up Preview Event by Marc J. Franklin

The cast and creative team joined Playbill at the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel for a look at the new musical.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

A Look at Elektra at Houston Grand Opera by Marc J. Franklin

Christine Goerke stars in the title role in Richard Strauss’ one-act tragedy, conducted by Patrick Summers.

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A Look at The Unauthorized Musical Parody Of: Rocky With Marissa Jaret Winokur and Frankie Grande by Marc J. Franklin

The comedic show played Los Angeles’ Rockwell Table and Stage January 13.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Go Inside Rehearsals for The York Realist at The Donmar Warehouse by Marc J. Franklin

The revival of Peter Gill’s drama will begin performances February 8 in London.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A Look at Nyle DiMarco With Children of a Lesser God Star Lauren Ridloff by Marc J. Franklin

The model, actor, and deaf activist is part of the Broadway creative team as a producer.

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See Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Kandi Burruss Take Her Broadway Bow in Chicago by Marc J. Franklin

The Grammy winner has stepped into the shoes of Matron “Mama” Morton in the long-running revival.

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See Sara Bareilles Return to Waitress on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony- and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter steps back into the leading role of Jenna opposite Jason Mraz January 16.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Take a Sneak Peek at Rocktopia on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The show, which fuses rock songs with classical music, will take over the Broadway Theatre beginning March 20.

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See Lesli Margherita, Randy Harrison, and More Perform With The Skivvies at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Marc J. Franklin

Check out the underwear-clad musical duo’s new club show Here, There, and Underwear.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Meet the Cast of Amy and the Orphans at the Roundabout Theatre Company by Marc J. Franklin

Lindsey Ferrentino’s family drama, starring American Horror Story’s Jamie Brewer, will begin performances Off-Broadway February 1.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Meet the Cast of The Amateurs at The Vineyard by Marc J. Franklin

The world-premiere production of Jordan Harrison’s new play will begin performances Off-Broadway February 8.

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See Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears Make His Broadway Debut in Kinky Boots by Marc J. Franklin

The singer took his first Broadway bow January 8 alongside J. Harrison Ghee, who has returned to the role of Lola.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Go Inside Rehearsals for Center Theatre Group’s Water by the Spoonful by Marc J. Franklin

Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Pulitizer Prize-winning play will begin performances in L.A. January 31.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Go Inside Rehearsals for Center Theatre Group’s Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue by Marc J. Franklin

The play by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes is set to begin performances January 27 in Los Angeles.

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