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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tony honorees on the mishaps and triumphs of life in the theater community by Morgan Steward

After creating scenery for more than 350 theatrical productions, Joseph Blakely Forbes, founder of Scenic Art Studios, has developed an artistic attachment to the hand-painted backdrops and …

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

‘Ain’t Too Proud’s’ Des McAnuff and Sergio Trujillo on crafting jukebox musicals by Morgan Steward

In taking on the story of the Temptations, choreographer Sergio Trujillo knew he wanted the dance moves to feel new, with a hint of the familiar. Director Des McAnuff knew that the songs fea…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

5 Questions With James Snyder From Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Morgan Steward

“I’m  going to tear down a wall — a brick wall,” James Snyder tells me on the phone one morning before his show. Snyder is driving around, looking for better cell reception, as he t…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Jagged Little Pill announces Broadway dates and theatre by Morgan Steward

Jagged Little Pill has found a Broadway home. The new original musical, set to the songs of Alanis Morissette, will open this fall at the Broadhurst Theatre. Performances will begin on Sunda…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

5 Questions With Brandon Uranowitz from Burn This by Morgan Steward

On a Tuesday morning, I found myself discussing the New York Times crossword puzzle with three-time Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz. “I started with the minis too because I was afraid of th…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

How Broadway producers and agencies prepared for Tony nominations day by Caitlin Huston and Morgan Steward

Members of the Broadway industry had been preparing for April 30 for months. That meant that when Tony nominations were announced at 8:30 a.m., advertising agencies had already prepared digi…

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For the Tony nominees, a moment of celebration and then back to work by Caitlin Huston and Morgan Steward

As the Tony Award nominations were announced early Tuesday, many nominees took only a brief pause to receive the news before resuming a hectic schedule. There were cast recordings to finish,…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

The road to ‘Hadestown’ by Morgan Steward

In the back of a London taxicab in the fall of 2018, composer Anaïs Mitchell pulled out her cellphone to show director Rachel Chavkin a picture. On the tiny, illuminated screen, Chavkin saw…

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Ryan Murphy to Adapt The Prom for Netflix by Morgan Steward

The Prom is heading to Netflix! Ryan Murphy, producer of this season’s The Boys in the Band, announced on Tuesday that he plans to adapt the musical for the online streaming service as par…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Bebe Neuwirth and Brandon Victor Dixon to Announce 2019 Tony Award Nominations by Morgan Steward

Tony Award-winner Bebe Neuwirth and Tony Award-nominee Brandon Victor Dixon will announce the 73rd Annual Tony Award nominations on April 30. The nominations will be held at the New York Lib…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

James Corden Set to Host the 2019 Tony Awards by Morgan Steward

James Corden is returning to the Tony Awards. The Late Late Show host will return to the stage to host the awards ceremony for the second time. Corden previously emceed the Tony Awards in 20…

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Actors’ Equity names Lynn Rhinehart special counsel by Morgan Steward

Actors’ Equity has named Lynn Rhinehart as special counsel, effective immediately. Rhinehart comes to Actors’ Equity from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Orga…

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Yanni to play Broadway engagement at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre this summer by Morgan Steward

Yanni has been announced as the second musician to appear at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre as a part of the new In Residence on Broadway series. The Greek composer, keyboardist, pianist and musi…

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Jeremy Jordan Joins the Cast of Waitress by Morgan Steward

Waitress has found its newest Dr. Pomatter. Jeremy Jordan, who is taking over the role from Joey McIntyre, will begin performances on April 8 opposite Shoshana Bean before concluding his run…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Hugh Jackman is Returning to Broadway as Harold Hill in The Music Man by Morgan Steward

The revival, slated to start previews on Sept. 9, 2020, before opening on Oct. 22, is being produced by Scott Rudin and will play at a Shubert Theatre to be announced. Additional casting, in…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Rodeo Drive Had an Extra Special Visitor this Weekend by Morgan Steward

Rodeo Drive had an extra special visitor this weekend! Chico, Broadway’s original Bruiser, made a special appearance at Pretty Woman: The Musical to visit some of his old Legally Blonde ca…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

A Look Back at the Pioneers of American Theatre by Morgan Steward

Today is International Women’s Day, just one of the many celebrations during Women’s History Month, which for more than three decades has landed in March. Broadway has a rich history of …

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Henry Timms appointed as new president of Lincoln Center by Morgan Steward

Henry Timms, current president and chief executive of 92nd Street Y, has been appointed the new president and chief executive of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In the new role, Timm…

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