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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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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Today on Broadway: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: They are Currently Holding “Harry Potter” on Broadway Auditions, Ayad Akhtar’s “Junk” to Broadway this Fall, “Hello, Dolly!” Gonna Be Making Bank! R…

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

On My Way to a B.F.A.: Episode 1 featuring Annoying Actor Friend Andrew Briedis by Matt Tamanini

In the first episode of “On My Way to a B.F.A.” Natalie talks about her college audition process, she discusses picking a program to spend the next four years at with “Ann…

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Friday, February 3, 2017

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

Listen: “Sunset Boulevard” Begins Performances, “1984” Announces Broadway Run, “Lady Day” Heads to London, “On My Way to a BFA” Preview! ̶…

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Today on Broadway: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Actors Fund and Mount Sinai Partner of Performing Arts Health Center, Pasek & Paul Pen Song for The Flash, and Jackie Burns Kills “Adele Dazeem Medley!” “Today …

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Today on Broadway: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Happy Birthday Carol Channing, Abby Mueller Gets “Beautiful,” and We are Joined by Broadwaysted! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcas…

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Today on Broadway: Monday, January 30, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Clive Owen to Lead “M. Butterfly” on Broadway, Roundabout Announces Off-Broadway Season, Schuyler Sisters are Going Super! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Mon…

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Today on Broadway: Friday, January 27, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: BroadwayCon Starts Today, Elton John Writing “Devil Wears Prada” Musical, and Bryan Cranston to Lead London “Network” “Today on Broadway” is a dai…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

BWW Interview: Joe Morton Talks SCANDAL's Papa Pope, Bringing TURN ME LOOSE to Broadway by Matt Tamanini

There are very few characters on television as terrifying as SCANDAL's Eli Pope. The former or is he head of the classified, covert government organization B613 has been the series' most dan…

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Today on Broadway: Thursday, January 26, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Emmy and Tony-winner Mary Tyler Moore Passes Away, BroadwayCon & Equity Resolve Dispute, Samantha Massell and Liz Callaway Duet! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monda…

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Today on Broadway: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: “Sunday in the Park” Cast Finally Announced, “Bright Star” Confirms Tour, Darren Criss to Sing with Supergirl & The Flash, O&M Sues Michael Flatley! &…

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Today on Broadway: Monday, January 23, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Equity and BroadwayCon in Contract Dispute, “Oh Hello” Closes on Broadway, Kellyanne Conway Goes to “Chicago” on “Saturday Night Live.” “Tod…

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

BWW Interview: Bryce Pinkham Discusses his 'Wildly Quirky' Role on MERCY STREET by Matt Tamanini

Fresh off of his Broadway return leading the feel-good musical HOLIDAY INN at Roundabout's Studio 54, Tony-nominee Bryce Pinkham describes his next role as 'wildly quirky,' 'an iron fist in …

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Today on Broadway: Friday, January 20, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Critics Rave for “Jitney;” Jillian Mueller, Lena Hall, Queen Lesli Lead Cher Reading; and Trump Plans Major Arts Cuts! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday …

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Today on Broadway: Thursday, January 19, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: “Jitney” Opens Tonight, “Oh Hello” Recoups, Roundabout Moves Up “On the Exhale” Opening. “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday throug…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Today on Broadway: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: James Monroe Iglehart to Join “Hamiton,” Rachel Bloom and Jerry O’Connell Get “Crazy for You,” and More! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Mon…

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