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Friday, February 24, 2017

Betty Buckley Shares Her Philosophy of Acting—and Teaching by Robert Viagas

The Tony-winning actor plans concerts and a major upcoming workshop.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Tony Danza Brings His Standards & Stories Back to 54 Below by Robert Viagas

He’s currently shooting a TV series based on the Johnny Carson-era Tonight Show.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Betty Buckley Will Sing Her Story Songs in Upcoming Concert Dates by Robert Viagas

The Tony-winning star has set a release date for her new album, and has scheduled concerts and classes in New York and California.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Major Attaway Steps Aboard the Magic Carpet as Aladdin’s New Genie by Robert Viagas

He replaces James Monroe Iglehart, who is headed into Hamilton.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Aladdin’s Genie Takes Final Carpet Ride Feb. 19 En Route to Hamilton by Robert Viagas

James Monroe Iglehart will assume the roles of Jefferson and Lafayette on Broadway.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Broadway Beautiful Will Welcome a New Gerry Goffin in March by Robert Viagas

He’ll join newcomer Abby Mueller in the cast of the Carole King Broadway musical.

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College Offers The 24 Hour Plays: A Bennington Tribute to Spencer Cox Feb. 20 by Robert Viagas

Award-winning alumni will honor the memory of the late actor and AIDS activist.

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Angela Lansbury Confirmed for Mary Poppins Sequel by Robert Viagas

She joins a cast that includes Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Dick Van Dyke.

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It’s Neo-Nazis vs Shakespeare at University of Washington by Robert Viagas

Group targets non-traditionally cast As You Like It with frightening recruiting posters.

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Broadway’s Significant Other Announces Discount Ticket Policy and Opening Night Contest by Robert Viagas

Joshua Harmon’s play—starring Gideon Glick—is currently in previews at the Booth Theatre.

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Waitress Wraps $1 Million the Day Sara Bareilles Announced as New Lead by Robert Viagas

Biggest single BO day ever for the musical.

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2 Cast Albums Hit Billboard Top 20 for the First Time in 50 Years by Robert Viagas

See which Broadway recordings are giving pop stars a run for their money.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

7 U.S. Schools Win Andrew Lloyd Webber Classroom Grants by Robert Viagas

Schools from six states will receive up to $100,000 from the first Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Classroom Resource Grants.

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Timothy Ware Graduates to Lola in the National Tour of Kinky Boots by Robert Viagas

The Broadway production’s longtime understudy and swing now owns the lead role.

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Harold Prince’s Rarely Seen Willie Stark Film Gets Timely NYC Screening by Robert Viagas

Timothy Nolen stars in the opera based on the novel All the King’s Men.

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Sara Bareilles To Replace Jessie Mueller in Waitress by Robert Viagas

The show‘s composer previously sang the score on a concept album for the show.

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Mark Ruffalo and Danny DeVito Begin Previews in Broadway Price by Robert Viagas

Jessica Hecht and Tony Shalhoub also star in the Arthur Miller drama.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

With One Look: Hillary Clinton Gets a Standing Ovation at Sunset Boulevard by Robert Viagas

Former presidential candidate visits Broadway for the second time in a month.

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The Outer Critics Circle Announces 2 New Awards by Robert Viagas

The awards will recognize sound design and orchestrations for the first time.

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O’Neill Center and Moscow Art Theatre Announce Deadline for Fall 2017 Semester by Robert Viagas

Applicants are now being accepted for the ”intense” training program in the Russian capital.

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Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara to Star in Opera Così fan tutte by Robert Viagas

The star of South Pacific and The King and I returns to the Met stage.

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Hear Hamilton Stars Sing a Lin-Manuel Miranda Song Cut From Moana by Robert Viagas

“Warrior Face” is performed by Christopher Jackson and Phillipa Soo.

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Guest Stars Announced for New York Pops Concert Honoring Kelli O’Hara and Bartlett Sher by Robert Viagas

Danny Burstein, Ruthie Ann Miles, and Laura Osnes are among those who will perform at Carnegie Hall..

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Harvey Lichtenstein, Who Gave BAM a Second Life, Has Died at 87 by Robert Viagas

He oversaw the renovation of the Fort Greene landmark in the 1970s.

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Female-Driven Musical Theatre Company Announces Inaugural Season by Robert Viagas

9 to 5 and the Chicago premiere of Lizzie are planned.

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Theatre Hall of Famer Michael Kahn Announces Retirement from Shakespeare Theatre Company by Robert Viagas

He has been artistic director of the Washington, D.C., company since its founding in 1986.

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With You: Watch New Yorkers Sing Aladdin’s Love Song for Valentine’s Day by Robert Viagas

Couples sing “A Whole New World” at NYC landmarks.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

NY Times Responds to Producer’s Complaint About Big River Review by Robert Viagas

In a letter to the Times drama editor, City Center Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel took issue with a notice for the musical.

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Disney on Broadway Launches New Podcast Series With Newsies by Robert Viagas

The six-part pilot series begins February 13.

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New Owners of Big Apple Circus Plan to Raise the Big Top Again by Robert Viagas

The decades-old non-profit has found a buyer for its name and equipment.

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Watch Tony Winner Frances Ruffelle in the New London Wild Party by Robert Viagas

The 2000 Michael John LaChiusa musical begins previews February 13.

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