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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Watch Tony and Oscar Winner Justin Paul Compose Greatest Showman’s Music On Set in Real Time by Ruthie Fierberg

This exclusive clip is one of the bonus features on The Greatest Showman—available on Digital and Movies Anywhere March 20.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Andrew Keenan-Bolger Joins Annaleigh Ashford-Led Comedy Pilot by Ruthie Fierberg

The Broadway favorite will appear alongside Ashford and John Larroquette in Three Rivers.

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Listen to Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt Perform a Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen Mashup by Ruthie Fierberg

The recording, the latest in Miranda's #Hamildrop series, features “The Story of Tonight” and “You Will Be Found.”

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

NBC’s Will & Grace Renewed for a Third Season by Ruthie Fierberg

The sitcom has also added episodes to the upcoming Season 2 order.

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Original A Chorus Line Star Sammy J. Williams Dies at 69 by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner originated the role of Paul.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and More On What to Expect From Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert by Ruthie Fierberg

The famed singer-songwriters, Broadway vet Brandon Victor Dixon, and more give the inside scoop on the April 1 live musical event.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Brian d’Arcy James Tapped for Fox Drama Pilot From Danny Strong by Ruthie Fierberg

The three-time Tony nominee joins the project by the co-creator of Empire.

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Broadway’s The Band’s Visit Announces Digital Lottery by Ruthie Fierberg

The acclaimed new musical will offer the chance to win $40 tickets to every performance.

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Dean John-Wilson and Na-Young Jeon Join West End's Upcoming The King and I by Ruthie Fierberg

The production, once again led by Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe, has also extended its limited run at the London Palladium.

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Watch the Company of Escape to Margaritaville on the Opening Night Carpet by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony winner Christopher Ashley, Tony nominee Kelly Devine, star Paul Alexander Nolan and more give Playbill the inside scoop on the creation of the new Jimmy Buffett Broadway musical.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Watch Late Night With Seth Meyers' Ridiculous Parody of Jesus Christ Superstar by Ruthie Fierberg

The animated musical spoof gives the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical a popsicle stick makeover.

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My Fair Lady Begins on Broadway March 15 by Ruthie Fierberg

The Bartlett Sher-helmed revival stars Lauren Ambrose and Harry Hadden-Paton.

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How Ragtime on Ellis Island Could Come Back in a Full Site-Specific Production by Ruthie Fierberg

The one-off site-specific 2016 production may journey on to a full run after all.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A Shakespeare Jubilee!, Starring Joely Fisher, Heads to the Wallis by Ruthie Fierberg

The Cabaret star is joined by Nigel Lythgoe, Luke Youngblood, and more to celebrate the Bard.

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5 Things We Learned From Tina Fey, Jeanine Tesori, and More at Women’s Day on Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

The first gathering of its kind brought attention to the challenges and potential solutions for increasing gender parity in theatre.

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Tony Winner Alan Cumming Discusses His New Cabaret Show Legal Immigrant by Ruthie Fierberg

The star of CBS’ Instinct will also take the stage at Cafe Carlyle and more later this year.

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Josh Radnor and the Cast of Rise Look Back on Their Own High School Mentors by Ruthie Fierberg

Who set each of these actors on their path?

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tony Winner Alan Cumming on Why He Jumped at His New TV Series Instinct by Ruthie Fierberg

Get a look at the antics Cumming gets into on set.

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Bernadette Peters Demonstrates Her Physically Demanding Pre-Show Hello, Dolly! Ritual by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch what the Tony winner does with the ensemble before each performance.

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Watch Highlights From Lincoln Center Theater’s Admissions, Starring Jessica Hecht by Ruthie Fierberg

From the writer of Significant Other and Bad Jews comes a new, provocative Off-Broadway work.

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NBC’s New Series Rise Premieres March 13 by Ruthie Fierberg

From the creator of Friday Night Lights, comes the TV show about the power of drama kids, and what happens when they try to put up Spring Awakening.

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NBC’s Theatre-Focused Series Rise Premieres March 13 by Ruthie Fierberg

From Friday Night Lights producer Jason Katims and Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller comes the show about the power of drama kids—and what happens when they try to put up Spring Awaken…

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Meet the Cast of NBC's Rise by Ruthie Fierberg

Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez, Auli’i Cravalho, and more, share the characters they play, the theatre shows that formed them, and more.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Rise’s Joe Tippett Proves His Theatre Credentials by Ruthie Fierberg

He may play the football coach on NBC’s new series Rise, but the Broadway actor and former Waitress star is a theatre kid through and through.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

6 Broadway Stars to Catch in SXSW’s Narrative Film Competition by Ruthie Fierberg

Where to see your favorite stage stars on the screen in Austin March 9–16.

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NBC’s Rise to Release Weekly Cast Recordings by Ruthie Fierberg

The first release includes an original song by Lin-Manuel Miranda and performances by Auli’i Cravalho and Damon J. Gillespie.

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FIRST LOOK: A Sneak Peek at Broadway’s Upcoming Summer: The Donna Summer Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch LaChanze, Ariana DeBose, Storm Lever, and more sing from the new show about the Queen of Disco.

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Alan Cumming-Led Film After Louie Sets Release Date by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner's upcoming screen appearances also include the new series Instinct and an episode of Dr. Who.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals the Origin Stories Behind ‘Music of the Night,’ ‘Memory,’ and More by Ruthie Fierberg

The award-winning composer shares the history of his work while playing through his tunes on Live With Kelly & Ryan.

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Evan Yionoulis Announced as New Juilliard Director of Drama by Ruthie Fierberg

The Obie-winning director leaves her professor post at Yale School of Drama to succeed the late James Houghton.

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Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber Talk Hello, Dolly! and More on Watch What Happens Live by Ruthie Fierberg

The two discuss advice they got from Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce, filming TV’s Cinderella, and theatre etiquette pet peeves.

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