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Monday, February 24, 2020

Spring 2020 stage preview: 15 plays and musicals to look out for by Jessica Derschowitz and Marc Snetiker

Must-see shows, must-believe revivals, and major stars — this spring, New York’s stages have them all. From rollicking royals to some welcome Company, here are six seasonal trends worth…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 09:00AM
Friday, December 20, 2019

The conflicted theater fan's guide to Cats by Marc Snetiker

For as long as I’ve been alive, Cats has been a musical theater punchline. How it got there is easy: It’s a show about cats. It features performers dressed as cats. They sing songs where…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 08:49PM
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Best of the Decade: Lin-Manuel Miranda on making history with Hamilton by Marc Snetiker

To celebrate the end of the 2010s, Entertainment Weekly’s Must List is looking back at the best pop culture that changed pop culture in movies, TV, music, and more (catch up on our list so…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 11:30AM
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

In Mj Rodriguez's Audrey, a big step for a Little Shop by Marc Snetiker

Little Shop of Horrors always starts with a seed. It just happens that, this time, it has nothing to do with a plant. The actress Mj Rodriguez, star of FX’s ballroom drama Pose, unwittingl…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 03:01PM
Monday, September 23, 2019

See acting legend Paddington Bear in his first stage show by Marc Snetiker

Critically acclaimed actor and bear community leader Paddington will make his first major appearance on stage this December — and should you not be lucky enough to accrue a ticket through …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 09:00AM
Thursday, May 2, 2019

How Beauty and the Beast caught fire on Broadway 25 years ago by Marc Snetiker

Robert Jess Roth was a 27-year-old director of stage shows at Disneyland when he fantasized about much more than this provincial life. “I went to Michael Eisner with the idea of Disney do…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 01:30PM
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

For Santino Fontana, Tootsie is more than a diva's debut by Marc Snetiker

To young fans, he was the voice of villainous Prince Hans in Disney’s Frozen (though five years later, he says he’s still never been recognized). To millennials, he was the face of sarca…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 09:00AM
Thursday, April 21, 2016

SpongeBob Musical first look: Go inside Bikini Bottom — exclusive | by Marc Snetiker

The SpongeBob Musical is heading your way, and it’ll be hard to ignore the bubbles it will make when it hits the stage this summer for its debut, pre-Broadway run. Ahead of its June premie…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 11:57AM
Sunday, April 19, 2015

Five Broadway tickets to snag before Tony nominations make it impossible | by Marc Snetiker

This article may only serve you well for the next few days, but it may just be the difference between access to the season’s hottest tickets and standing in line with your visiting relativ…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 12:10PM
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Watch Emma Thompson sling human meat pies in 'Sweeney Todd' | PopWatch | by Marc Snetiker

Emma Thompson wants to murder you and cook you into a pie.

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 09:42PM
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Here's why Broadway won't dim its lights for Joan Rivers | PopWatch | by Marc Snetiker

A decision by the Broadway League not to honor Joan Rivers with the traditional posthumous tribute afforded to deceased stage celebrities has the theater community up in arms on Twitter.

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 10:34AM
Friday, May 16, 2014

Firsts & Worsts: Audra McDonald recounts bad auditions, stage deaths | PopWatch | by Marc Snetiker

McDonald stopped by the EW studio to kick off our series with a set stories from her early days on the stage — including the time she learned about the ending of The King and I during the …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 05:42PM
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Meet the new 'Book of Mormon' boys: Ben Platt and Nic Rouleau | PopWatch | by Marc Snetiker

Like the stories you’ve no doubt heard about the wildly popular, box office-busting Broadway show, tickets are one of New York’s hottest commodities, and they have been since the record-…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 11:39PM
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Watch the new Broadway cast of 'Les Miserables' sing 'One Day More' | PopWatch | by Marc Snetiker

It’s been a hot French minute since we last talked about Les Misérables. One of the longest-running and most cherished Broadway musicals of all time was back in the spotlight in late 2012…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 05:05PM
Saturday, February 22, 2014

'Heathers: The Musical': What to expect from the Off Broadway show | PopWatch | by Marc Snetiker

Before Jawbreaker, Clueless, or Mean Girls, there was 1989’s Heathers, a dark cult comedy that set the standard for films about popular cliques in high school. Pre-Regina George, there wer…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 06:45AM
Sunday, February 16, 2014

Bill Lawrence talks 'Scrubs' movie, Broadway musical plans | Inside TV | by Marc Snetiker

We caught up with Bill Lawrence to find out where his musical resurrection project stands. As it turns out, the sitcom might be scrubbing in to a Broadway theater near you by, oh, 2017 or so.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Anna Kendrick dives into 'The Last Five Years' -- FIRST LOOK | Inside Movies | by Marc Snetiker

Anna Kendrick did not expect to become Hollywood’s resident musical theater It Girl, even though she earned her first Tony Award nomination at 12 years old and made her film debut in the c…

SOURCE: at 08:43AM
Friday, January 24, 2014

Andrew Rannells, Laura Benanti lead fake Russian Broadway musical | PopWatch | by Marc Snetiker

How does a community band together to protest Russia’s anti-gay legislation? A musical, of course.

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 05:28PM
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

James Franco, Chris O'Dowd in B'way 'Of Mice and Men': See the poster | PopWatch | by Marc Snetiker

Surely one of this spring’s most interesting new productions on Broadway is the forthcoming revival of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd in their…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 07:48PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

'The Sound of Music Live!': Take a peek at dress rehearsal -- PHOTOS | Inside TV | by Marc Snetiker

The nation is gearing up for perhaps the most important cultural event of our time: NBC’s live broadcast of The Sound of Music, starring Carrie Underwood as musical theater’s favorite go…

SOURCE: at 11:17PM
Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Night with Janis Joplin, Starring Mary Bridget Davies as the Rock 'n' Roll Icon, Opens on Broadway by Marc Snetiker

The Lyceum Theatre is pumping with energy and music as A Night with Janis Joplin, starring Mary Bridget Davies as legendary rocker Janis Joplin, opens on Broadway on October 10. The show beg…

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Queen Will Rock Baltimore, Jennifer Westfeldt Feels the Power in Boston and More Cross-Country Highlights by Marc Snetiker

What’s going on around the country? has got the scoop for you on the hottest theater offerings right now around the United States. From a spiritual newscaster in Boston to…

SOURCE: at 12:03PM
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sierra Boggess, Lea Salonga, Clay Aiken and More Share Theater Stories in New Anthology Starry-Eyed by Marc Snetiker

Ever wanted to know what Lea Salonga sang at her first audition? Or what show inspired Alice Ripley to venture out of Ohio? Or how Sierra Boggess became a stage manager? A slew of your favor…

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Squigs Concocts a Colorful Portrait of Mary Bridget Davies in A Night with Janis Joplin by Marc Snetiker

Mary Bridget Davies, we have a feeling you’ll be hanging this one up on the dressing room wall! The latest Broadway Ink from master sketch artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson …

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Kevin Cahoon Joins the Bucks County Playhouse Company of The Rocky Horror Show as Frank-N-Furter by Marc Snetiker

Dust off those fishnets, Kevin Cahoon! The Broadway vet will star as Dr. Frank-n-Furter in director Hunter Foster’s upcoming production of The Rocky Horror Show at Pennsylvania’s…

SOURCE: at 12:32PM
Monday, October 7, 2013

Learn Some Lessons in Comedy From the Cast of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder by Marc Snetiker

The cast of the brand new Broadway musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder met the press and performed two numbers from the sly, stylish musical comedy. Find out what they had t…

SOURCE: at 05:23PM

Broadway Grosses: Betrayal Smashes the House Record in Its Debut Week, Glass Kicks Ass at the Box Office by Marc Snetiker

Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall aren’t messing around! The trio's revival of Betrayal began performances this week, and if the Broadway community wasn’t a…

SOURCE: at 03:29PM

Broadway Grosses: Betrayal Has a Record-Breaking Debut Week, Glass Kicks Ass at the Box Office by Marc Snetiker

Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall aren’t messing around! The trio's revival of Betrayal began performances this week, and if the Broadway community weren’t …

SOURCE: at 03:29PM

Danny Burstein and Linda Emond to Join Cabaret Revival, Starring Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams by Marc Snetiker

Cabaret has found its rightful Herr. Four-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein and two-time nominee Linda Emond have joined the cast of Roundabout Theatre Company’s forthcoming revival of …

SOURCE: at 02:00PM

Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham and the Cast of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Spiff Up for the Press by Marc Snetiker

Broadway is in for one heck of a madcap musical surprise when the new comedy A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder begins performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre on October 22. After …

SOURCE: at 01:57PM

Neil Patrick Harris Gets a Blazing Taste of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 Off-Broadway by Marc Snetiker

Neil Patrick Harris, meet Natasha! The forthcoming headliner of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway (and the director behind off-Broadway's upcoming Nothing to Hide) was the …

SOURCE: at 11:20AM

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