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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Feinstein’s/54 Below Announces The Classic American Songbook Series by Matthew Wexler

Feinstein's/54 Below launches an all-new series this year: Deborah Grace Winer presents The Classic American Songbook Series. Each show celebrates American popular song as well as artists w…

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Don’t Miss: ‘Ain’t Misbehavin” Directed by André De Shields by Matthew Wexler

André De Shields directs a revival of 'Ain't Misbehavin' for NJPAC and Crossroads Theatre Company.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Could You Repeat That? – ‘Disco Pigs’ at Irish Rep by Matthew Wexler

The 20th-anniversary production of Edna Walsh's play about two teens coming of age in Cork, Ireland.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Broadway Birthday: Max von Essen by Matthew Wexler

The Broadway Blog celebrates Max von Essen, currently appearing in 'Anastasia.'

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Don’t Miss: 15th Anniversary ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ by Matthew Wexler

Tony Award winners Sutton Foster, Gavin Creel, and Harriet Harris reprise their roles in a one-night-only event benefiting The Actors Fund.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Rainbow Proud: Support the True Colors Fund by Matthew Wexler

Passport Magazine co-founder and editor Robert Adams is celebrating his birthday this year with a special request by asking Broadway Blog readers to support Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Kyle Matthew Hamilton From ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical’ by Matthew Wexler

We're flipping over Kyle Matthew Hamilton, a skateboarding pro who brings his high-octane athleticism to the new Broadway production, 'SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.'

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Watch: Broadway Buzz with GoLocal Live by Matthew Wexler

The Broadway Blog’s Matthew Wexler gets us up-to-date with casting replacements, new shows opening, and new media options for catching your favorite productions on GoLocal LIVE.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

NYC Broadway Week Tickets Now On Sale! by Matthew Wexler

The bi-annual program will run January 16 through February 4, 2018, offering visitors and New Yorkers the opportunity to purchase two-for-one tickets to 19 exciting Broadway shows.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Don’t Miss: Irondale’s ‘She Stands Alone’ Series by Matthew Wexler

Irondale brings the female voice centerstage with week-long 'She Stands Alone' series.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Broadway Birthdays: Taye Diggs and Cuba Gooding, Jr. by Matthew Wexler

Hello, 2018! Welcome to our new series, where we wish our favorite performers a happy birthday and offer our readers a special look at some of their most memorable performances.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Broadway’s Best: Our 5 Favorite Interviews of 2017 by Matthew Wexler

The Broadway Blog looks back at some of our favorite conversations with Broadway's best.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Unsinkable: Remembering Debbie Reynolds by Matthew Wexler

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Debbie Reynolds' death. Here's a look at some of her most spectacular moments.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Rants & Raves: What We Loved (and Didn’t) in 2017 by Matthew Wexler

Here are our favorite one-liners from our critics who both loved as well as loathed some of the year's most notable productions.

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

5 Can’t-Miss Holiday Shows by Matthew Wexler

There are still tickets for some old chestnuts as well as a few less conventional options. So "don we now our gay apparel" and catch one of these terrific acts.

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American Theatre Wing Announces Andrew Lloyd Webber Grant Recipients by Matthew Wexler

Fourteen schools received arts-in-education grants thanks to the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Classroom Resource Grants and the Edwin Barbey Charitable Trust.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

John Legend to Star in NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ by Matthew Wexler

The live concert version will air on Sunday, April 1, and filmed before a live audience at the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Monday, December 18, 2017

If You Build It, They Will Come: ‘Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses’ by Matthew Wexler

Constantine Maroulis stars in a new musical that dramatizes Master Builder Robert Moses’ evolution from a young idealist fervent with a desire to build the greatest city in the world to a …

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Look What the Tide Washed Up: ‘The Children’ by Matthew Wexler

Lucy Kirkwood’s new play portrays two retired nuclear physicists and their friend as they deal with the radioactive fallout after a natural disaster and the equally tenuous fallout of thei…

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Lost at Sea: Fiasco Theater’s ‘Twelfth Night’ by Matthew Wexler

Fiasco Theater presents 'Twelfth Night' as part of Classic Stage Company's 50th anniversary season.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Insider Access: Coming Soon to Feinstein’s/54 Below by Matthew Wexler

An insider's look at Feinstein's/54 Below showcases upcoming performances, including Robert Creighton, Joe Iconis Christmas Extravaganza, Caissie Levy, and The Skivvies.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Power of Story: ‘Once On This Island’ by Matthew Wexler

Tony-nominated Michael Arden directs this musical revival about a peasant girl who risks everything to pursue love under the watchful eye of island gods.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Underwater Heaven: ‘SpongeBob Square Pants: The Broadway Musical’ by Matthew Wexler

Bikini Bottom comes alive in this brand new Broadway adaptation of the hit Nickelodeon series, 'SpongeBob SquarePants.'

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Truth and Consequences: ‘Describe the Night’ by Matthew Wexler

Atlantic Theater Company presents the NY premiere of Rajiv Joseph's play about the life of Russian writer Isaac Babel.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

The Village People: ‘Downtown Race Riot’ by Matthew Wexler

The New Group presents a new play by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld based on the famous 1976 racial riot in New York City's Washington Square Park.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Politics and Bedfellows: ‘The Parisian Woman’ by Matthew Wexler

Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman stars in 'The Parisian Woman,' a new play written by Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Beau Willimon ('House of Cards') and directed by Tony Award-winner…

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Watch: Bette Midler Celebrates Her Birthday on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

Bette Midler celebrates her birthday onstage with the Broadway company of 'Hello, Dolly!'

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here: Paper Mill Playhouse’s ‘Annie by Matthew Wexler

Mark Hoebe directs this perennial favorite and Tony Award-winning musical based on the comic strip 'Little Orphan Annie.'

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Interview: ‘BULLDOZER”s Constantine Maroulis by Matthew Wexler

Tony-nominated Constantine Maroulis returns to the New York stage in 'BULLDOZER: The Ballad of Robert Moses,' a new musical about one of the most influential people in New York City’s urba…

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Watch: Holiday Theater News on GoLocal LIVE by Matthew Wexler

In our November edition of Broadway News with GoLocal LIVE, Broadway Blog editor Matthew Wexler catches up with host Ava Gaudet about new shows opening on and off Broadway.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Broadway Box Office Busters by Matthew Wexler

The holidays mean big revenue for two Broadway shows, which are shattering box office records. 

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