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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Today on Broadway: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Rick Elice Writing Monopoly Musical, “The Fantasticks” to Close AGAIN, Matt Reviews “The Flash”/”Supergirl” Musical Crossover! “Today on Bro…

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Today on Broadway: Monday, March 20, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Cy Coleman’s Widow Confirms “Sweet Charity” Revival in the Works, “Beauty and the Beast” Breaks Box Office Record, and John Kander’s Birthday Wish…

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Today on Broadway: Friday, March 17, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Critics Weigh in on Roundabout’s “The Price,” “Children of a Lesser God” Heading for Broadway, Corden’s Crosswalk “Beauty and the Beast̶…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

BWW Exclusive Images: Tony-Winner Laura Benanti and Husband Patrick Brown Introduce Baby Ella Rose to the World by Matt Tamanini

As BroadwayWorld reported, on Valentine's Day, Tony-winning stage and screen star Laura Benanti and her husband Patrick Brown welcomed their first child, daughter Ella Rose Benanti-Brown. In…

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Today on Broadway: Thursday, March 16, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Justin Trudeau and Ivanka Trump Attend “Come From Away,” “Joan of Arc: Into the Fire” Opens to Devastating Reviews, and Matt’s Controversial “Beau…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Today on Broadway: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Happy Pi Day! Broadway Prepares for Winter Storm Stella, “Hamilton” Announces Second National Tour, and Tony Yazbeck Returns to “Chicago!” “Today on Bro…

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

On My Way to a B.F.A.: Episode 2- Surviving Your First Semester featuring Sarah Milnamow and Matthew Carp by Matt Tamanini

In the second episode of “On My Way to a B.F.A.” Natalie talks about her first semester at the Hartt School pursuing her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. She is also joined by two of…

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Today on Broadway: Friday, March 10, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Critics Love “The Glass Menagerie” Despite Negative Word of Mouth, Brian d’Arcy James’s “Hamilton” Reign Begins Next Month, and “Hamilton…

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Today on Broadway: Thursday, March 9, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Brian d’Arcy James to Make “Hamilton” Broadway Debut, Bill Condon Bringing “A Star is Born” to Broadway, and Roundabout Doc Wins Prize. “Today on …

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Today on Broadway: Monday, March 6, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Patrick Stewart Talking Hugh Jackman into a Broadway Musical, Busy Theatrical Schedule, Nick Cannon to Bring “Wild ‘N Out” to Broadway. “Today on BroadwayR…

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Today on Broadway: Friday, March 3, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Critics Review “Significant Other,” Stars Announced for “Roman Holiday” Musical, Stokes to Mentor Students at Center of “Ragtime” Controversy. …

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Today on Broadway: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Recapping the Bonkers Academy Awards, Jay Z to Produce “In the Heights” Film, and “Bandstand” Forced to Relocate! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, …

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

BroadwayWorld's Live 89th Academy Awards Live Blog by Matt Tamanini

Tonight, BroadwayWorld's Senior TV and Film Critic, Matt Tamanini will be live blogging the 89th Academy Awards, so join him as ceremony gets underway at 830 p.m. EST. With movie-musical LA …

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Updating Live: The Nominees and Winners of the 89th Annual Academy Awards by Matt Tamanini

The 89th Oscars is taking place tonight, Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood amp Highland Centerin Hollywood, and will be broadcast live on the ABC Television Networ…

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BWW Interview: Marc Kudisch Talks BILLIONS, Changing Landscape of Theatre and Television by Matt Tamanini

Anyone familiar with the career of three-time Tony-nominee Marc Kudisch knows two things about him 1 he is one of the most talented stage actors of his generation, and 2 he is as passionate …

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Friday, February 24, 2017

BWW Experts and Stage and Screen Stars Pick the 2017 Academy Award Winners by Matt Tamanini

Time is running out to get your 2017 Oscars Pool picks in, so we here at BroadwayWorld have put together a team of experts and stage and screen stars to help you in your prognostication. The…

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Today on Broadway: Friday, February 24, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Critics LOVE “Sunday in the Park,” Starry “Hamlet” Heads to the Public, “Newsies” Gets an Encore, and BroadwayWorld’s Academy Award Coverage…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Today on Broadway: Thursday, February 23, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: The Isherwood Saga Continues, “Aladdin” Tour & “Six Degrees” Announce Additional Casting, Tim & Tyne Daly to Appear in Play Together! “Today on …

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Today on Broadway: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Double-Holiday Week Broadway Grosses, “Wonder Years” Musical Lab, will McCarter’s “Murder on the Orient Express” Come to Broadway? “Today on Broad…

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Today on Broadway: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune to Hit the Road Together, Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Oscar Obsession, Three Video Recommendations! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday throu…

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Monday, February 20, 2017

BWW Flashback: Take a Look Back at Oscar-Nominee Viola Davis' Tony-Winning Stage Career by Matt Tamanini

Last night two-time Tony Award-winner Viola Davis made history as the first African-American to win an Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. She was recognized for…

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Today on Broadway: Monday, February 20, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Stars Set for Roundabout’s Spring Gala, Kristine Nielsen Soldiers through “Present Laughter” Rehearsals, and “Newsies” on the Big Screen Report! “…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Today on Broadway: Friday, February 17, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Sara Bareilles to Replace Jessie Mueller in “Waitress,” New York Times Reportedly Fired Charles Isherwood Over Friendship with Scott Rudin, Jake Gyllenhaal as Tevye! R…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Today on Broadway: Thursday, February 16, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: HRC Visits “Sunset Boulevard” Oak to Smash “Great Comet,” “Prince of Egypt” to Get World Premiere, and Sara Bareilles to Make Major Announcement o…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tony-Winner Laura Benanti Welcomes First Child on Valentine's Day by Matt Tamanini

Can you think of a better way to celebrate the Valentine's Day holiday than this Tony-winner Laura Benanti's publicist confirmed to BroadwayWorld that the star of stage and screenand her hus…

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Today on Broadway: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Second Stage to Revive “Torch Song,” Estelle Parsons to Direct “Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” and Nikka Graff Lanzerone Talks her 54 Below Concert! “Tod…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Podcast: First Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's NEWSIES by Matt Tamanini

Disney Theatrical Productions has released the first episode of 'The Official Disney on Broadway Podcast,' a six-episode pilot series which includes interviews and behind-the-scenes stories …

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Today on Broadway: Friday, February 10, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: The Critics Weigh in on “Sunset Boulevard” and “Big River,” Public Announces 2017 Shakespeare in the Park, and “Young Frankenstein” to Head Back …

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Today on Broadway: Thursday, February 9, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: “Sunset Boulevard” Announces Month-Long Extension, Sondheim to Receive PEN Literary Award, NYT Examines Broadway’s Bathroom Problem. “Today on Broadway”…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New from BroadwayWorld, Your Own Auto-Updating Official Web Site by Matt Tamanini

It's been our most requested feature since we first launched the BroadwayWorld Database almost 10 years ago - how can I make this page my automatically updating official web site Great news …

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Today on Broadway: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Charles Isherwood Out as NYT Theatre Critic, Jake Gyllenhaal Stuns in Backstage SITPWG Performance, and Matt’s Review of the “Gentleman’s Guide” Tour! “…

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