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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Margo Lion, Producer Behind Hairspray, Jelly's Last Jam, and More, Dies at 75 by Mark Peikert

Ms. Lion also worked on Angels in America, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, and Triumph of Love.

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Why Laura Linney Was Meant to Play Broadwy’s Lucy Barton by Mark Peikert

Richard Eyre guides the four-time Tony Award nominee through the new solo play My Name Is Lucy Barton.

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Why Laura Linney Was Meant to Play Broadway’s Lucy Barton by Mark Peikert

Richard Eyre guides the four-time Tony Award nominee through the new solo play My Name Is Lucy Barton.

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Reba McEntire Reflects on Her Time on Broadway and What Current Show Tune Would Make a Great Country Song by Mark Peikert

Before her new arena tour launches March 20, the 2020 Grammy Award nominee talks about starring in Annie Get Your Gun, why Broadway was the hardest job of her life, and if there's a Broadway…

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Watch Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff Reunite to Sing 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' by Mark Peikert

The former Spring Awakening and Glee co-stars stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon December 16.

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Monday, December 16, 2019

The Origins of Moulin Rouge!’s Backstage Viral Videos by Mark Peikert

Robyn Hurder and Max Clayton are having the time of their lives on and offstage at Moulin Rouge!.

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Celebrate the Anniversary of Wildcat With Lucille Ball Singing ‘Hey Look Me Over’ by Mark Peikert

Ball made her sole Broadway appearance in the 1960 musical,with a score by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Exclusive: GLAAD Responds to Mrs. Doubtfire and Tootsie Reports by Mark Peikert

The organization clarifies its work with the musicals in this exclusive statement.

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

After Four Decades in the Business, Star Judith Ivey Still Found Uncharted Territory in This New Play by Mark Peikert

Though she’s played Amanda Wingfield and Margaret Thatcher, the two-time Tony Award winner takes on a greater challenge in Off-Broadway’s Greater Clements.

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After 4 Decades in the Business, Star Judith Ivey Still Found Uncharted Territory in This New Play by Mark Peikert

Though she’s played Amanda Wingfield and Margaret Thatcher, the two-time Tony Award winner takes on a greater challenge in Off-Broadway’s Greater Clements.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Our Dear Dead Drug Lord Goes to the Grave by Mark Peikert

The cast of the extended hit Off-Broadway drama, currently playing through January 5, takes a trip to the cemetery to talk about their roles.

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Why The Inheritance Is ‘The Greatest Netflix Binge’ on Broadway by Mark Peikert

Star John Benjamin Hickey talks acting in Matthew Lopez’s opus—and simulataneously directing Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick in Plaza Suite.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Original Sweeney Todd Len Cariou Reminisces About Sweeney, King Lear, Lauren Bacall, and Elizabeth Taylor by Mark Peikert

The Tony winner is back onstage in Off-Broadway's Harry Townsend's Last Stand, now playing.

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Celebrate 61 Years of Flower Drum Song by Mark Peikert

The Richard Rodgers-Oscar Hammerstein II classic, directed by Gene Kelly, opened at the St. James Theatre December 1, 1958.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Rhys Ifans to Star in West End To Kill a Mockingbird by Mark Peikert

The stage and screen star will play Atticus Finch when the Aaron Sorkin–penned adaptation premieres in London.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Linda Lavin Acts ‘Opposite Herself’ in The Tale of the Allergist's Wife Reunion by Mark Peikert

As the original cast returns to Broadway's longest running play November 18, playwright Charles Busch takes on Lavin’s lead role (inspired by her performance) as Lavin plays alongside him …

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Albert Poland Takes Readers Through Decades of Vibrant Theatrical History With Memoir Stages by Mark Peikert

The general manager for shows including Little Shop of Horrors, The Grapes of Wrath, and The Boy From Oz looks back on his storied career.

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Listen to an Exclusive Clip From Maddie Corman’s Accidentally Brave on Audible by Mark Peikert

Corman's solo show, seen Off-Broadway earlier this year, is now available for download.

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Director Ivo Van Hove Previews Major Changes in Upcoming West Side Story Revival by Mark Peikert

The musical begins previews at the Broadway Theatre December 10.

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What Ben Crawford Does That No Other Broadway Phantom Has by Mark Peikert

Thirty-one years into the unprecedented run, this actor still makes The Phantom of the Opera his own.

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Erik Preminger on Gypsy, His Mother Gypsy Rose Lee, and Why June Got a Bad Rap by Mark Peikert

Preminger talks about his family and their immortalization in musical form as Gypsy begins performances at Bar Area Musicals.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

In The Inheritance, Lois Smith Returns to Broadway After 23 Years by Mark Peikert

The Tony Award nominee offers her singular take on the short but pivotal role in Matthew Lopez’s two-parter.

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Lois Smith Returns to Broadway After 23 Years in The Inheritance by Mark Peikert

The Tony Award nominee offers her singular take on the short but pivotal role in Matthew Lopez’s two-parter.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Star Campbell Scott Makes Scrooge Fresh for Broadway’s New A Christmas Carol by Mark Peikert

The actor brings the humor and heart alongside Andrea Martin’s Ghost of Christmas Past and LaChanze’s Ghost of Christmas Present.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Leonard Soloway's Broadway Takes Theatrelovers Behind the Scenes and Back to the Golden Age of Theatre by Mark Peikert

The legendary producer gets the full-length doumentary treatment, currently screening at NYC's Landmark 57.

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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Tony Award Winner Christopher Hampton Finds New Meaning in the Translation of Another Florian Zeller Work by Mark Peikert

Why Manhattan Theatre Club’s The Height of the Storm was Hampton’s toughest translation to date.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Martin Scorsese's The Irishman Arrives in Theatres—Including Broadway's Belasco—November 1 by Mark Peikert

The awards contender, starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, will take over the Broadway house for a month.

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Vanessa Williams Will Make Her West End Debut in Donmar Warehouse’s City of Angels by Mark Peikert

Director Josie Rourke’s critically acclaimed production, which premiered in 2014, will begin performances in March 2020.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Saunders to Star in London Sister Act by Mark Peikert

Goldberg will return to the role of Deloris Van Cartier for the 2020 London production, set to tour next spring starring Brenda Edwards.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Read Reviews for Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls… Off-Broadway by Mark Peikert

Directed by Leah C. Gardiner and choreographed by Camille A. Brown, the revival of the choreopoem opened at the Public Theatre October 22.

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What Did Critics Think of Bella Bella Off-Broadway? by Mark Peikert

The new solo show, written by and starring Harvey Fierstein, opened October 22.

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