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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Why Phoebe Waller-Bridge Wants New Yorkers to See Fleabag by Mark Peikert

The Killing Eve creator returns to the original stage form of the now-hit Amazon series.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

How To Make a Fosse/Verdon Musical Theatre Fans Will Love by Mark Peikert

Tony-winning writer Steven Levenson created a TV show that will get fans of the duo and their work—like Chicago, Cabaret, and more—clamoring.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Look Back at Hugh Jackman's Stage Career by Mark Peikert

With the news that the Tony Award winner will return to Broadway in The Music Man, we look back at his previous stints on stages around the world.

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How 2019's Kiss Me, Kate Broadway Revival Pays Homage to Marin Mazzie in the 1999 Revival by Mark Peikert

Costume designer Jeff Mahshie has tucked an Easter egg into the clothes for eagle-eyed fans (and Mazzie fan Kelli O'Hara).

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Chick Flick The Musical Creator Suzy Conn on the Power of the Genre by Mark Peikert

The new Off-Broadway musical, playing at the Westside Theatre through March 17, celebrates the movies we love and the friends we love to watch them with.

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

Isabelle Huppert and Chris Noth star in the U.S. premiere of the drama by Florian Zeller.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Why Joe Iconis' 'Broadway Here I Come' Almost Didn't Stay in Smash by Mark Peikert

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from a recent interview with Be More Chill composer Joe Iconis, plus teases upcoming concerts with Jeremy Jordan and Gavin Creel.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

What Did Critics Have to Say About The Cake at Manhattan Theatre Club? by Mark Peikert

Bekah Brunstetter's play, starring Debra Jo Rupp, opened Off-Broadway March 5.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

See Photos From New York Premiere of Surely Goodness and Mercy by Mark Peikert

Directed by Jessi D. Hill, the Chisa Hutchinson play starring Brenda Pressley runs Off-Broadway through April 13.

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Morrissey Will Come to Broadway This May by Mark Peikert

The former frontman of The Smiths will perform in residency at the Lunt-Fontanne.

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

See Jimmy Fallon Give Jack Whitehall a Second Chance at Frozen by Mark Peikert

The actor's sole line in the film was cut—so he took his act to Broadway, with a little help from The Tonight Show.

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Be More Chill's Stephanie Hsu Is Not Underestimating Teenagers by Mark Peikert

The Broadway actor has been mining the teenage experience—and encounters with teen fans—to inspire her onstage alter ego.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Read What Critics Thought of World Premiere Musical Superhero by Mark Peikert

The new Tom Kitt-John Logan musical, starring Kate Baldwin and Bryce Pinkham, opened at Second Stage February 28.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

David Cale’s We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time Added to the Public’s Season by Mark Peikert

Robert Falls will direct the musical memoir, which Cale will perform.

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Antonio Banderas to Co-Star, Co-Direct Spanish-Language A Chorus Line by Mark Peikert

The musical will be the inaugural production of Banderas' new theatre in Malaga, Spain.

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New Fosse/Verdon Trailer Recreates Scenes From Cabaret, Damn Yankees, More by Mark Peikert

The extended look at the upcoming FX limited series about Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon's personal and professional partnership shows Verdon's work behind the scenes.

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Oscar-Winning André Previn, Who Scored Such Movie Musicals as My Fair Lady and Porgy and Bess, Dies at 89 by Mark Peikert

The composer also collaborated with Alan Jay Lerner on Broadway's Coco.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

On-Set Secrets of How John Mulaney and IFC's Documentary Now! Spoofed Sondheim and Company by Mark Peikert

The "Original Cast Album: Co-Op" episode, starring Richard Kind, Alex Brightman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell, and more, airs on IFC February 27.

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Monday, February 25, 2019

See New Production Photos for BalletBoyz' Them/Us by Mark Peikert

The double bill, featuring choreography by Christopher Wheeldon, began its U.K. tour February 23.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Lights Out Extends a Second Time at the Geffen Playhouse by Mark Peikert

The play with music stars Dulé Hill and Daniel J. Watts.

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Matthew Broderick Stops by At Home With Amy Sedaris by Mark Peikert

The Tony winner appears as the author of The Glass Teenagerie on an upcoming episode Season 2 of Season 2 the truTV series.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Bette Midler Will Perform on the Academy Awards by Mark Peikert

The Tony winner will sing from Mary Poppins Returns on the February 24 ceremony.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Watch Andy Mientus Sing 'Valentine's Day' From The Jonathan Larson Project by Mark Peikert

Get a sneak peek of the upcoming album with the new video, featuring Mientus and the cast of the soldout Feinstein's/54 Below concert.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Killing Eve Releases Season 2 Trailer by Mark Peikert

Before Waller-Bridge comes to Off-Broadway in solo show Fleabag, catch a glimpse of the upcoming season of her other hit series, starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Watch Sting in Toronto Production of His The Last Ship by Mark Peikert

The musical, which earned a Tony nomination for Sting's score, will run through March 24.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

See Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge in Sea Wall/A Life by Mark Peikert

The two actors star in the night of monologue plays at the Public, opening February 14.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Freestyle Love Supreme Opens February 12 by Mark Peikert

The improvised hip-hop and theatre show is scheduled to run Off-Broadway through March 3.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Alice in Wonderland Collides With 1940s London In Off-Broadway Alice By Heart by Mark Peikert

Writer-director Jessie Nelson evokes the grit of the Carroll classic through a score by Spring Awakening’s Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

What to Expect From the Overhauled, One-Act Merrily We Roll Along Off-Broadway by Mark Peikert

Fiasco Theatre Company combed through archived and original drafts, cut scenes, and extra songs from the George Furth-Stephen Sondheim musical for this re-mounting.

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Lynn Nottage Delivers the Unexpected in Off-Broadway’s By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Mark Peikert

Director Kamilah Forbes brings out comedy in Nottage’s singular play about the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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See a Sneak Peek of Gillian Anderson and Lily James in All About Eve by Mark Peikert

The highly anticipated Ivo van Hove adaptation of Academy Award-winning classic film begins previews February 2.

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