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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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Monday, October 21, 2019

Why Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! Is the Key to Watchmen on HBO by Mark Peikert

The new HBO series heavily featured the musical, currently seen on Broadway in a Tony-winning revival, in its first episode.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Megan Hilty on Patsy and Loretta, Playing Patsy Cline, and Why the Hair Had to Be Big by Mark Peikert

The Lifetime TV movie about the friendship between Cline and Loretta Lynn, co-starring Jessie Mueller, premieres October 19.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

See Anthony Ramos' Sexy New Music Video Co-Starring Jasmine Cephas Jones by Mark Peikert

The Hamilton alums reunited for "Mind Over Matter," the new single from Ramos' The Good and the Bad album.

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See Zach Adkins, Addie Morales, and More in West Side Story by Mark Peikert

The revival opens October 15 at NC Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

See Billy Porter and Lin-Manuel Miranda on Saturday Night Live by Mark Peikert

The Tony winners stopped by Studio 4H for the October 12 cold open.

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Celebrating Tony Winner Hugh Jackman on the Stage by Mark Peikert

The Tony Award winner, slated to return to Broadway in The Music Man in 2020, celebrates his birthdays October 12.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Martin Scorsese's The Irishman to Play Broadway's Belasco Theatre 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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Thursday, September 26, 2019

See Colin Donnell, Solea Pfeiffer, and More in the Almost Famous World Premiere by Mark Peikert

The new musical adaptation of the Cameron Crowe film opens at San Diego's Old Globe September 27.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Inside the Star-Studded Judy Screening Hosted by Harry Connick Jr. by Mark Peikert

The Renée Zellweger-starring biopic, in theatres September 27, attracted a bevy of Broadway stars.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Ann Kittredge Celebrates Ahrens and Flaherty September 24 by Mark Peikert

The cabaret artist talks about dedicating an entire evening to the songwriting duo at Feinstein's/54 Below.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Look Back at Kristen Bell, Christian Campell, Gregg Edelman, and More in Reefer Madness by Mark Peikert

The musical spoof of the cult film began previews Off-Broadway September 19, 2001.

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Look Back at Kristen Bell, Christian Campbell, Gregg Edelman, and More in Reefer Madness by Mark Peikert

The musical spoof of the cult film began previews Off-Broadway September 18, 2001.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Why Katie Finneran Kills—With Comedy by Mark Peikert

Currently starring opposite Lucy Liu on the CBS All Access black comedy Why Women Kill, the two-time Tony winner proves her comedy chops are still stiletto sharp.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Black Lightning’s Chantal Thuy On Making Her Broadway Debut With a Groundbreaking Character by Mark Peikert

Why the CW star splits her time between set and stage for Tracy Letts’ new play Linda Vista.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Why Songwriter Adam Gwon Jumped at the Chance to Musicalize Macbeth Set In a ’70s Fast Food Joint by Mark Peikert

Based on the cult classic Scotland, PA, Gwon’s adaptation hits Roundabout Off-Broadway starring Ryan McCarten and Taylor Iman Jones.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Why Mary-Louise Parker Chose a Thriller for Her Broadway Return by Mark Peikert

The Tony-winning star of Proof begins her Broadway double-header with The Sound Inside before returning again this spring to reprise How I Learned to Drive.

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