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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

‘In the Heights’ Will Open Tribeca Film Festival June 9 by Matthew Wexler

Critics and artists have watched advance screeners, and positive buzz is already swirling around the highly anticipated summer blockbuster. The post ‘In the Heights’ Will Open Tribeca Fi…

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Karen Olivo Departs ‘Moulin Rouge!’ by Matthew Wexler

Citing an industry too capitalistic and white supremacist to change, the Tony Award winner speaks out about leaving the Broadway musical. The post Karen Olivo Departs ‘Moulin Rouge!’ app…

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Friday, April 16, 2021

New York Theatre Workshop to Bid Adieu to Artistic Director James C. Nicola by Matthew Wexler

New York Theatre Workshop artistic director James C. Nicola has announced his departure in June 2022. The theater has helped bring to life 'RENT,' 'Hadestown,' 'Slave Play' and countless oth…

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Playwright Erika Dickerson-Despenza Wins Susan Smith Blackburn Prize by Matthew Wexler

The 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to Erika Dickerson-Despenza for her play about the Flint, Michigan water crisis, "cullad wattah." The post Playwright Erika Dickerso…

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

New Beatles Musical ‘She Loves You’ In the Works by Matthew Wexler

A jukebox musical featuring 40-some songs by The Beatles will be staged in Europe in 2022. The post New Beatles Musical ‘She Loves You’ In the Works appeared first on The BroadwayBlog.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

St. Ann’s Warehouse to Resume In-Person Performances This Week by Matthew Wexler

The experimental venue that was home to 'The Jungle' and 'Oklahoma!' will host in-person audiences on April 15 and 16 headlined by The Bengsons. The post St. Ann’s Warehouse to Resume I…

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Neil Diamond Musical ‘A Beautiful Noise’ Eyes a Broadway Run by Matthew Wexler

The musical features no women on the principal creative team but eyes a Broadway run following a premiere in Boston next summer. The post Neil Diamond Musical ‘A Beautiful Noise’ Eyes a …

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Friday, April 9, 2021

‘Little Black Book’ Releases Concept Album About the Life of Heidi Fleiss by Matthew Wexler

Broadway Records has released a concept recording of Little Black Book, a new musical based on the infamous Hollywood madam of the 90s. The post ‘Little Black Book’ Releases Concept Albu…

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Ghosts of Theater Past: ‘Follies’ Celebrates 50th Anniversary by Matthew Wexler

This April marks the 50th anniversary of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's "Follies." Here's a look at some of our favorite moments from the musical. The post The Ghosts of Theater Past: …

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The ‘Circle Jerk’ Team Returns with ‘This American Wife’ by Matthew Wexler

Both a loving satire and piercing examination, "This American Wife" is a multi-camera, live-streamed, dark comedy. The post The ‘Circle Jerk’ Team Returns with ‘This American Wife’…

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Pulitzer Prize Announcements Postponed by Matthew Wexler

The announcement for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama will now take place on June 11 at 1 p.m. ET, about two months after the previously announced date. The post Pulitzer Prize Announcements Po…

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Tickets Back On Sale for West End Blockbusters by Matthew Wexler

Tickets are now back on sale for "Wicked," "Mamma Mia," and "Come From Away," which will all resume performances on June 21. The post Tickets Back On Sale for West End Blockbusters appeared …

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary by Matthew Wexler

Currently home 'Hadestown,' the Walter Kerr Theatre turns 100! Jujamcyn Theaters has just released an interactive timeline to celebrate the centennial. The post Broadway’s Walter Kerr Thea…

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

‘Diana’ Musical Coming to Netflix, then Broadway by Matthew Wexler

“The chance to share our show, first with Netflix’s global audience, and then welcoming a live audience back on Broadway, is something we’ve all been dreaming about for more than a yea…

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Broadway’s Nail-Biting Return: The Longest Overture in Theater History by Matthew Wexler

With theaters shuttered for more than a year, culture-craving audiences are eagerly anticipating when the curtain will rise once again. The post Broadway’s Nail-Biting Return: The Longest …

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Could You Be the Next Christine Daaé? by Matthew Wexler

"The Phantom of the Opera" is seeking a new leading lady via self-tape auditions. Actors are invited to sing a part of the song "Think of Me." The post Could You Be the Next Christine Daaé?…

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Ars Nova Announces Vision Residency Spring Performances by Matthew Wexler

Starr Busby curates Ars Nova's latest lineup of Vision Residency performances, including work by kim mayo, JJJJJerome Ellis and more. The post Ars Nova Announces Vision Residency Spring Perf…

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Groundbreaking  ‘Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death’ Returns to Broadway by Matthew Wexler

Kenny Leon will direct the first Broadway revival of Melvin Van Peebles' groundbreaking musical 'Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death.' The post Groundbreaking  ‘Ain’t Supposed to Die …

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

“It Goes So Fast: Our Town by Hirschfeld” Online Exhibit Launches by Matthew Wexler

Fans have a chance to view even more of the legendary illustrator’s work in the new online exhibition, "It Goes So Fast: Our Town by Hirschfeld." The post “It Goes So Fast: Our Town b…

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Ian McKellen to Play Hamlet in New UK Production by Matthew Wexler

The award-winning stage and screen star will be 82 when he takes on the role in an "age-blind" production of 'Hamlet' this June. The post Ian McKellen to Play Hamlet in New UK Production app…

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Don’t Miss: ‘Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream’ Listening Party by Matthew Wexler

Can you dance to Sondheim? Yes! The one-year anniversary listening party of 'Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream' on March 22 is your chance. The post Don’t Miss: ‘Losing My Mi…

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Celebrating Sutton Foster! Five Videos to Celebrate Her Birthday by Matthew Wexler

Star of stage and screen Sutton Foster turns 46 today, and we've gone down the musical theater rabbit hole to celebrate her birthday. The post Celebrating Sutton Foster! Five Videos to Celeb…

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Site-Specific “The Last Five Years” Is Raw, Inventive, and Highly Intimate by Matthew Wexler

Jason Michael Webb's production is a master class in not only how to pivot as a theatermaker during this time but also how to, timelessly and fluidly, breathe new life into a work. The post…

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Monday, March 15, 2021

Extended Look: ‘In The Heights’ Trailers by Matthew Wexler

New trailers for the highly anticipated film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In The Heights' have just been released. The post Extended Look: ‘In The Heights’ Trailers appeared first…

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

‘We Will Be Back’ Times Square Pop-Up Honors 1-Year Anniversary of Broadway Shutdown by Matthew Wexler

The theater community reunited in Times Square exactly one year since Broadway shut-down for “We Will Be Back,” a pop-up experience and commemoration of Broadway’s “lost year.” The…

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Stephen Sondheim is Fully Vaccinated! by Matthew Wexler

Sondheim shared the news at the live-streamed 30th anniversary reunion of "Assassins" earlier this week. The post Stephen Sondheim is Fully Vaccinated! appeared first on The BroadwayBlog.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

New Musical ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’ Headed to the UK by Matthew Wexler

"The Time Traveller's Wife" follows Henry, a man with a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel unpredictably, and Clare, his wife, who has to cope with his frequent absences. T…

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Danielle Brooks and Samuel L. Jackson to Star in Broadway Revival of ‘The Piano Lesson’ by Matthew Wexler

"To Kill a Mockingbird"'s LaTanya Richardson Jackson to direct the new stage revival starring Danielle Brooks and Samuel L. Jackson. The post Danielle Brooks and Samuel L. Jackson to Star in…

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Monday, March 8, 2021

BroadwayCon Goes Online April 18 by Matthew Wexler

Some of the many stars who are offering meet and greets, coachings, and more include Andrew Barth Feldman, Kerry Butler, Jenn Colella, and Alex Brightman. The post BroadwayCon Goes Online Ap…

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Friday, March 5, 2021

Goodman Theatre Launches Free ‘Encore’ On-Demand Series by Matthew Wexler

Chicago's Goodman Theatre will offer free on-demand content from its "video vault" from March 15 through May 9. The post Goodman Theatre Launches Free ‘Encore’ On-Demand Series appeared …

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Don’t Miss: ‘Tonight at the London Coliseum’ by Matthew Wexler

Ramin Karimloo, Sharon D. Clarke, Cassidy Janson and Carrie Hope Fletcher star in solo concerts this March at the London Coliseum. The post Don’t Miss: ‘Tonight at the London Coliseum’…

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All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre