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Monday, April 22, 2019

Grosses Analysis: Audiences Cain’t Say No to Broadway’s New Oklahoma! by Ryan McPhee

The acclaimed revival opened April 7 and continues to play to Standing Room Only.

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Broadway’s The Prom to Be Adapted Into a Young Adult Novel by Ryan McPhee

The musical, about an Indiana high schooler who wants to bring her girlfriend to the prom and the Broadway divas who champion her cause, opened in the fall.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Can You Spot the Disney Easter Eggs on the Set of Broadway’s Frozen? by Ryan McPhee

Tony-winning set designer Christopher Oram hid some Disney moments of yesteryear into Arendelle.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Boys in the Band to Be Adapted for Netflix With All-Star Broadway Cast by Ryan McPhee

The 2018 revival, directed by Joe Mantello, starred Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, and more.

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Sutton Foster, Miriam Shor, and Hilary Duff Tease a Musical Return to Marie's Crisis in Younger Season 6 by Ryan McPhee

The three will sing out at the West Village piano bar when the comedy returns to TV Land.

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2019 Drama League Award Nominations Announced by Ryan McPhee

Winners will be announced at the 85th annual ceremony, set for May 17.

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Annette Bening, Bryan Cranston, Stephanie J. Block Among 2019 Drama League Award Nominees by Ryan McPhee

Winners will be announced at the 85th annual ceremony, set for May 17.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Horror of Dolores Roach, Based on Daphne Rubin-Vega-Led Empanada Loca, to Be Adapted for TV by Ryan McPhee

Rubin-Vega, recently announced to appear in the In the Heights movie, will serve as a consulting producer.

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Ethan Slater, Javier Muñoz, Lena Hall, More to Take Part in Reefer Madness Reading by Ryan McPhee

The industry presentation will take place April 18.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Stage and Screen Veteran Georgia Engel Dies at 70 by Ryan McPhee

Ms. Engel’s myriad theatre credits included the original production of Hello, Dolly! and, most recently, the musical Half Time.

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Shubert Organization Partners With Tech Venture Capital Fund and Training Company for Broadway Tech Accelerator by Ryan McPhee

Applications are now open for the opportunity to receive investments, mentorships, pilot programs, and more—all in the name of theatre innovation.

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Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview Wins 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Ryan McPhee

The play is set to return to New York in a limited Brooklyn run this year.

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Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz IV, Jimmy Smits Join In the Heights Movie by Ryan McPhee

Merediz will reprise her performance as Abuela Claudia, having earned a Tony nomination for the role in 2008.

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Laurie Metcalf and Eddie Izzard Will Star in Broadway Revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Ryan McPhee

They will appear alongside Russell Tovey and Patsy Ferran in the Edward Albee classic.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, More Cast in Netflix Musical Jingle Jangle by Ryan McPhee

The streaming service's first original, live-action movie musical hails from John Legend's Get Lifted Film Co.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Melissa Barrera and Leslie Grace Join In the Heights Movie by Ryan McPhee

Production on the screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ musical will begin this summer.

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Michael Urie, Betsy Wolfe, More Set for High Button Shoes at New York City Center by Ryan McPhee

The Encores! presentation, also featuring Tony nominee Kevin Chamberlin, runs May 8–12.

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Come From Away Tony Nominee Jenn Colella to Star in Peter Pan by Ryan McPhee

Colella will take on the title role as part of Pittsburgh CLO's Summer Season, joining a roster that also includes Ace Young in Rock of Ages.

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Tina—The Tina Turner Musical Sets Broadway Theatre and Dates by Ryan McPhee

Adrienne Warren will reprise her Olivier-nominated performance as the music icon this fall.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Watch Audra McDonald and Christine Baranski Sing Prince Together on The Good Fight by Ryan McPhee

The two Tony winners sing a pop-funk standard on the latest episode of the CBS All Access series.

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Kristen Bell’s Encore!, Reuniting Cast Members of High School Musicals, Will Be Revamped for Disney+ by Ryan McPhee

The upcoming streaming service announced the pickup as part of an exclusive deal with production company Supper Club.

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Broadway Alum Eric LaJuan Summers Dies at 36 After Battle With Cancer by Ryan McPhee

Summers, an Astaire Award–winning actor and dancer, appeared in such shows as Kinky Boots and Motown.

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To Kill a Mockingbird Documentary From Scott Rudin Eyes Fall Release on HBO by Ryan McPhee

Rudin is the producer of the current Broadway stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel, penned by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jeff Daniels.

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Watch the Full Trailer for Disney's The Lion King Remake by Ryan McPhee

The CGI reimagining of the animated hit arrives in theatres July 19.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Grease Movie Prequel in Development by Ryan McPhee

John August will pen the script for the film, currently titled Summer Loving.

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Moulin Rouge! Musical Leads Boston’s 2019 IRNE Awards by Ryan McPhee

The stage adaptation of the Baz Luhrmann film, opening on Broadway this summer, premiered at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre last year.

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Sutton Foster-Led Younger, Now Staying Put on TV Land, Sets Season 6 Premiere Date by Ryan McPhee

The Prom star Beth Leavel is set to guest star in a future episode.

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Ben Platt to Host 2019 Jimmy Awards by Ryan McPhee

The Dear Evan Hansen returns to emcee the National High School Musical Theatre Awards following his hosting stint in 2017.

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Watch the New, High-Energy Trailer for Broadway's Moulin Rouge! by Ryan McPhee

The new musical, based on the Baz Luhrmann film, opens in July.

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