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Friday, January 11, 2019

Brittney Johnson Makes History as Broadway's First Glinda of Color in Wicked by Mark Peikert

Stepping in for Katie Rose Clarke, Johnson's performance marked an important milestone for the show.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

See Brian Stokes Mitchell and Sheryl Lee Ralph in New CBS Comedy Fam by Mark Peikert

Get a sneak peek of the two Broadway faves and series stars Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell before the new sitcom premieres January 10.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for Princess Diana Musical at La Jolla Playhouse by Mark Peikert

The world premiere musical, starring Jeanna de Waal, has completed its casting.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and More Purchase Drama Book Shop by Mark Peikert

The theatrical institution, long-beloved by Miranda, has been saved from permanent closure.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and More Hamilton Colleagues Purchase Drama Book Shop by Mark Peikert

The theatrical institution, long-beloved by Miranda, has been saved from permanent closure.

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Broadway’s Danny Burstein Has Been Preparing to Play Alfred P. Doolittle His Whole Life by Mark Peikert

The six-time Tony nominee steps into My Fair Lady before starring in the new Moulin Rouge! later this year.

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Hamilton Changes Theatres in Puerto Rico by Mark Peikert

Previews will now begin January 11, 2019.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Metropolitan Opera and WQXR Launch New Opera Podcast Aria Code by Mark Peikert

Hosted by Rhiannon Giddens, the 10-episode podcast examines one famous aria per episode.

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Ballerina Raven Wilkinson Dead at 83 by Mark Peikert

One of the first African-American dancers with a major ballet company, Ms. Wilkinson inspired a generation of dancers as a member of Ballet Russe de Monte-Carlo.

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Two-Time Tony Nominee Donald Moffat Dead at 87 by Mark Peikert

A consummate character actor, Moffat was acclaimed for his roles in everything from Shakespeare and Pirandello to Clear and Present Danger.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Co-Writer of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Peter Masterson, Dead at 84 by Mark Peikert

Masterson also starred in The Stepford Wives and directed Geraldine Page to an Oscar in The Trip to Bountiful.

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A Guide to the Characters of FX's Fosse/Verdon by Mark Peikert

From Joan McCracken to George Abbott, here is your primer on the lives and careers of the men and women about to be depicted on the limited series, starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle William…

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Galt MacDermot, Composer of Hair, Dead at 89 by Mark Peikert

The Grammy winner also wrote the score for the Tony-winning best musical Two Gentlemen of Verona.

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WATCH: Sneak Peek of John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan in New Movie Stan and Ollie by Mark Peikert

In this exclusive clip, famed comedy duo Laurel and Hardy return to their stage roots during a tour of post-war Britain.

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Go Into Rent: Live Rehearsals With Vanessa Hudgens, Jordan Fisher, and the Rest of the Cast by Mark Peikert

Check out photos from rehearsals with the cast of Fox's upcoming live adaptation of the Jonathan Larson musical, airing January 27.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

See the Cast of Fox's Rent: Live Give a Sneak Peek of the Show by Mark Peikert

Vanessa Hudgens, Tinashe, Jordan Fisher, and more appear in the iconic Rent costumes to tease "Seasons of Love."

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What Did Critics Think of Sprinsgteen on Broadway on Netflix? by Mark Peikert

The Bruce Springsteen solo show, which ends its acclaimed run at Broadway's Walter Kerr December 15, will be available to stream on Netflix December 16.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

How Lin-Manuel Miranda Greeted Angela Lansbury On the Mary Poppins Returns Set by Mark Peikert

Lin-Manuel Miranda helps bring happiness back to our lives as Jack the lamplighter in the original movie musical.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

How a Game of Mario Kart, a Neil Diamond CD, and a Guitar Led to Off-Broadway’s Hit The Other Josh Cohen by Mark Peikert

The Drama Desk-nominated musical, directed by Hunter Foster, returns to Off-Broadway—and is better than ever.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Ivo van Hove Keeps Network Period but Contemporary on Broadway by Mark Peikert

The Tony-winning behind A View From the Bridge reimagines the Oscar-winning Paddy Chayefsky film in his immersive new production.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Torch Song Revival, Starring Michael Urie, Announces Broadway Closing by Mark Peikert

The acclaimed Harvey Fierstein play will launch a national tour in 2019.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Darcy Oake and The Illusionists Bring a Little Legerdemain to Broadway by Mark Peikert

After Britain’s Got Talent and performing for The Queen, the magician will next wow The Great White Way.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

How Jersey Boys Writer Rick Elice Reinvented Cher for Broadway by Mark Peikert

The Tony nominee shares the story of creating The Cher Show as a musical—and the bonding moment with the superstar he’ll never forget.

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Celebrate 60 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 22, 2018

Watch the New Trailer for Disney's Live Action The Lion King by Mark Peikert

Disney has released the first trailer for the highly anticipated new version of the classic story, featuring the voices of Beyoncé, Donald Glover, and more.

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Katharine McPhee to Star in West End Waitress by Mark Peikert

The Smash and American Idol alum will originate the role of Jenna in the U.K. premiere of the Sara Bareilles musical.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Lonny Price on Directing Harold Prince: The Director's Life by Mark Peikert

The new documentary, featuring interviews with decades of Prince's collaborators, premieres on PBS November 23.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Raúl Esparza to Offer 1-Night-Only Concert and Conversation by Mark Peikert

The four-time Tony nominee joins his The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui director John Doyle in a Classic Conversation December 9.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Watch Daphne Rubin-Vega and the Cast of Off-Broadway's Miss You Like Hell Record the Cast Album by Mark Peikert

The Quiara Alegría Hudes and Erin McKeown musical will be available for physical purchase November 16.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

See LaChanze Sing Donna Summer's Showstopping 'Friends Unknown' on Broadway by Mark Peikert

The Tony winner brings the house down with the classic song in the hit Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

What Did Critics Think of the London Stage Adaptation of White Teeth? by Mark Peikert

Featuring music and dance, Kiln Theatre's production of the Zadie Smith novel officially opened November 5.

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