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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

From the Archive: Stephen Schwartz Discussed His Then-Upcoming Musical Rags by Robert Viagas

Schwartz sat down with Playbill before Rags opened August 21, 1986, at the Mark Hellinger Theatre to talk about the new musical and in some ways continuing the story begun in Fiddler on the …

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Patricia Morison, Original Kiss Me, Kate Star, Dies at 103 by Robert Viagas

Morison achieved her greatest success as Cole Porter's handpicked leading lady in the iconic musical.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Nanette Fabray, Original High Button Shoes Star, Dies at 97 by Robert Viagas

The early Tony winner for Love Life also appeared in The Band Wagon and on One Day at a Time.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Where to See Your Favorite Broadway Stars Around the Country This February by Robert Viagas

Tony winners Lillias White and Kristin Chenoweth, Tony nominees Carmen Cusack and Judy Kuhn, the ubiquitous Michael Feinstein, and more present solo shows and Valentine’s Day concerts.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Howard McGillin Joins Three Man Little Shop of Horrors at Feinstein’s/54 Below. by Robert Viagas

The former Phantom will take part in the fast and furious concert presentation of the beloved musical.

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Aaron Tveit Plans Evening of Standards for American Songbook by Robert Viagas

He will sing February 9 as part of the Lincoln Center series.

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Liz Callaway Heads to Key West for Bernstein Salute February 7 by Robert Viagas

The Tony-nominated star of Baby performs with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Kelli O’Hara and Julian Ovenden Will Salute Grey Gardens Songwriters in NYC Concert by Robert Viagas

They will perform February 17 as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Andréa Burns and Tony Yazbeck Join Lineup for Lenny’s Lyricists Concert by Robert Viagas

The two will sing songs by Leonard Bernstein and his many lyricist collaborators as part of the 92nd Street Y series.

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Rachel Bloom Warms Up for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Concert by Robert Viagas

The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star and creator will perform with Adam Schlesinger in NYC’s Appel Room February 10.

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Emily Skinner, Alice Ripley, and Nick Adams Bring Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens to NYC January 18 by Robert Viagas

The three are among stars performing the revue inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.

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John McDaniel and Barb Jungr Put Their Spin on the Music of Sting in NYC January 16 by Robert Viagas

Titled Float Like a Butterfly, the tribute to the composer of The Last Ship sets sail for Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Baby, Dream Your Dream Will Celebrate Broadway’s Great Female Songwriters January 17 by Robert Viagas

Kenita Miller, Emily Skinner, Margo Siebert, and Karen Ziemba are among the stars who will perform in the Feinstein's/54 Below concert.

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Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune Resume Concert Tour January 17 in Florida by Robert Viagas

Chita & Tune: Just in Time is directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Next to Normal’s Jennifer Damiano Returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below January 16 by Robert Viagas

The Tony nominee, who also appeared in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and American Psycho, brings her club show back to NYC.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Broadway Understudies Get Their Turn in the Spotlight January 15 in At This Performance... by Robert Viagas

Actors from Dear Evan Hansen, SpongeBob, and Miss Saigon are among those who will get to take the stage at the concert.

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LaChanze Wants Fans to Be Feeling Good at January 15 NYC Club Show by Robert Viagas

The Color Purple Tony winner brings her touring show back to the Highline Ballroom.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Andy Karl Will Headline Groundhog Day Cast Reunion as NYC Benefit by Robert Viagas

The company of the Tony-nominated musical will gather—when else?—February 2.

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Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley Take Broadway & Beyond Concert on the Road by Robert Viagas

Fans will get to hear number from their Broadway careers, including Ragtime, Passion, Curtains, Candide, and other shows.

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Kate Baldwin and Rebecca Luker Joining Forces for Barbara Cook Tribute by Robert Viagas

The June 17 Till There Was You concerts will also feature Karen Ziemba, Christiane Noll, and more stars.

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Metropolitan Room Cancels Plans to Move to 29th Street Space by Robert Viagas

The jazz club, which frequently showcased Broadway talent, has resumed its search for larger quarters.

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Hamilton's Mandy Gonzalez Will Light up Bright Stars of Broadway Showcase January 14 by Robert Viagas

Broadway's current Angelica Schuyler will sing tracks from her new album Fearless at Feinstein's/54 Below.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Top Broadway Stars Gather in Florida to Pay Tribute to Angela Lansbury January 12 by Robert Viagas

Tommy Tune, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chita Rivera, and other Broadway luminaries will take part in the concert at the Kravis Center.

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John Pizzarelli Returns to NYC’s Birdland January 15–20 by Robert Viagas

The master guitarist and co-star of Broadway's Dream will perform at the theatre district jazz club.

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Tony-Winning Baritone Paulo Szot Plans San Francisco Concerts by Robert Viagas

The Broadway South Pacific star will sing March 2–3 at Feinstein’s at the Nikko.

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John McDaniel and Barb Jungr Put Their Spin on the Music of Sting in January 16 Club Show by Robert Viagas

Titled Float Like a Butterfly, the tribute to the composer of The Last Ship will set sail for Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Miss Saigon Star Eva Noblezada Adds February and March Dates to Cabaret Run of Girl No More by Robert Viagas

She made her nightclub debut at The Green Room 42 in NYC last fall.

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Barbara Walsh Among Broadway Performers Singing a Beatles Tribute Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below by Robert Viagas

Broadway continues its love affair with the Fab Four January 23.

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Alice Ripley, Jennifer Damiano, and Mandy Gonzalez Sing at Feinstein’s/54 Below January 11–18 by Robert Viagas

Check out all the theatre-related events scheduled this week at the intimate New York cabaret.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hamilton’s Daniel J. Watts Will Bring The Jam to Joe’s Pub in NYC by Robert Viagas

The evening of music, dance, and spoken word was inspired by his grandmother.

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Lauren Worsham and Kyle Jarrow Plan NYC Candyland Concert by Robert Viagas

The Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Tony nominee and SpongeBob SquarePants librettist will bring their band Sky-Pony to the Mercury Lounge February 9.

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