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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Dear Evan Hansen’s Adult Stars Were Once Like Evan, Too by Michael Gioia

How Michael Park, Jennifer Laura Thompson, and Rachel Bay Jones went from teens like Evan Hansen to the parents they play onstage.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

25 Years Later, Crazy for You’s Bobby Child Becomes Bela Zangler by Michael Gioia

Harry Groener returns to Crazy for You for a one-night-only concert February 19, starring Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Cast of Significant Other Shares Their Best Worst Dates by Michael Gioia

On the night of their first preview, Gideon Glick, Lindsay Mendez, and the cast of Broadway’s Significant Other spill the details of their dating horror stories.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

All-Female Cast Sings Love Songs for V-Day by Michael Gioia

Loni Ackerman and Caroline Bowman are among the evening’s performers.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Hamilton’s Mandy Gonzalez Offers February 12 Solo Concert by Michael Gioia

The actor plays Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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The Songs Jessica Keenan Wynn Uses to Conquer the Audition Room by Michael Gioia

The Beautiful actor takes us through her audition repertoire.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Patti LuPone Joins David Yazbek in Concert by Michael Gioia

The composer of Off-Broadway’s Band’s Visit returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Jennifer Damiano and Lesli Margherita Stand Up Against Bullying in Concert by Michael Gioia

The second annual Broadway Against Bullying cabaret returns to New York.

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Who Dear Evan Hansen’s Laura Dreyfuss Studies With to Prepare for Auditions by Michael Gioia

The star of the new musical takes us through her repertoire.

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How Aerial Staging Makes the Sea Come Alive in This Moby Dick by Michael Gioia

The production, cruising to theatres around the country, takes the epic Herman Melville story to new heights.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Jessie Mueller and Michelle Williams Perform at Chicago Voices Gala by Michael Gioia

The evening features artists with deep ties to Chicago.

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When Casting The Phantom of the Opera, It’s All About the Voice by Michael Gioia

Casting director Tara Rubin shares insight on what makes the perfect match for Broadway’s longest-running show.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Beth Leavel Joins Fellow Baby It’s You! Cast Member Liz Byrne in Concert by Michael Gioia

Byrne makes her solo debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below with special guest Leavel.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Nikka Graff Lanzarone Will Go It Solo at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Michael Gioia

The actor, recently seen in Sweet Charity, will explore her Hero Worship at the intimate venue.

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Bruce Vilanch Hopes His Petula Clark Jukebox Musical Will Go to Broadway by Michael Gioia

Sign of the Times was last seen at Goodspeed Musicals’ Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Connecticut.

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EXCLUSIVE: First Look at New Anastasia Artwork Outside the Theatre by Michael Gioia

Before it hangs outside the Broadhurst, we have a first look at a new poster for the upcoming Broadway musical.

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Watch Jon Rua’s Short Dance Film, a Love Letter to Hamilton by Michael Gioia

His original project, titled LoveFound, was funded through a Kickstarter campaign.

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Watch Live as Disney Cruise Lines Goes Behind the Scenes of Frozen by Michael Gioia

Disney Parks Live is live-streaming a behind-the-scenes video of Frozen.

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Ariana DeBose, Max Crumm, Ryann Redmond Celebrate Demi Lovato in Concert by Michael Gioia

The evening is held at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Chicago Premiere of Straight White Men Begins by Michael Gioia

Young Jean Lee wrote and directs the piece at Steppenwolf.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Kinky Boots Will Play Germany by Michael Gioia

The German production is slated to begin in December 2017.

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Off-Broadway’s Pretty Filthy Will Celebrate Album Release in Concert by Michael Gioia

The evening will be held at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Tony Yazbeck and Caissie Levy Will Join New York Pops in Concert by Michael Gioia

They will celebrate the music of Kander and Ebb.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Jane Krakowski and Paul Shaffer Will Join Don Scardino for Nothing to Hide by Michael Gioia

Actor and director Scardino will take his show to Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Bistro Award Winners Announced by Michael Gioia

The 32nd Annual Bistro Awards will be held March 13.

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Hamilton Sing-Along Event Will Return to Illinois by Michael Gioia

A sing-along of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical Hamilton will be held the day before President’s Day.

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Watch Sebastian Arcelus and Stephanie J. Block Play Married Couple on Madam Secretary by Michael Gioia

The real-life husband and wife played a married couple on CBS’ Madam Secretary.

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Shuler Hensley and Cady Huffman Take Part in Gravid Water by Michael Gioia

The improv show returns to Upright Citizens Brigade in Chelsea.

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Kyle Dean Massey, Tommy Bracco, and Jackie Burns Sing from TV’s Nashville by Michael Gioia

The concert evening is held at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Laura Osnes’ Princess Party Returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below by Michael Gioia

The Broadway Princess Party plays another sold-out engagement.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda Surprises BroadwayCon and Answers 7 Burning Questions by Michael Gioia

The Tony Award winner, now in London, utilized FaceTime to answer a few fan questions during the second annual convention.

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