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Friday, April 28, 2017

Read Reviews for Jude Law in Obsession by Ryan McPhee

The Ivo van Hove-directed production currently plays London’s Barbican Centre.

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MasterVoices Establishes the Roger Rees Fund for Musical Theatre by Ryan McPhee

The announcement was made at the organization's April 27 presentation of Babes in Toyland.

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Tony Awards Determine Eligibility for War Paint, Hello, Dolly! and More by Ryan McPhee

The committee ruled Cynthia Nixon will compete in the Featured category, David Hyde Pierce is a leading man, and more.

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Pacific Overtures, Starring George Takei, Extends Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

John Doyle directs the Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman musical at Classic Stage Company.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Read Reviews for Broadway’s A Doll's House, Part 2 by Ryan McPhee

Sam Gold directs the Lucas Hnath play at the John Golden Theatre.

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Watch Andy Karl and the Cast of Groundhog Day Perform on Today by Ryan McPhee

Al Roker also found a way to show off his weatherman skills during the number.

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James Earl Jones Will Receive a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award by Ryan McPhee

The stage and screen legend previously won Tonys for Fences and The Great White Hope.

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Hello, Dolly!, Come From Away, and Anastasia Lead 2017 Drama Desk Award Nominations by Ryan McPhee

The awards will be presented June 4 at Town Hall.

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A Doll’s House, Part 2, Starring Laurie Metcalf and Chris Cooper, Opens on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Tony winner Sam Gold directs Lucas Hnath's follow-up to the Ibsen classic.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What Did Critics Have to Say About Bandstand on Broadway? by Ryan McPhee

The new musical opened officially April 26.

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After Hosting the Tonys, Kevin Spacey Will Star in Clarence Darrow by Ryan McPhee

The Tony and Oscar winner brings his acclaimed performance to New York for two nights.

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Martha Lavey, Former Artistic Director of Chicago’s Steppenwolf, Dies at 60 by Ryan McPhee

Ms. Lavey was the theatre company’s first female artistic leader.

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Laura Osnes and Corey Cott Star in Bandstand, Opening April 26 on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Andy Blankenbuehler directs and choreographs the new musical.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Watch Clips of Laura Osnes and Corey Cott in Broadway’s Bandstand by Ryan McPhee

The new musical is directed and choreographed by Hamilton Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Scenic Artists Union Releases Statement After Tony Awards’ Reinstatement of Sound Design Categories by Ryan McPhee

“Sound Designers on Broadway will once again be recognized for the integral and creative work that their colleagues and audiences expect.”

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The Tony Awards Will Reinstate the Best Sound Design Categories by Ryan McPhee

The two categories were removed from the ballots in 2014.

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Phillipa Soo Leads an Amélie Performance on The Today Show by Ryan McPhee

The new musical kicked off the NBC show’s “Best of Broadway” week.

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Andy Karl Takes Matinees Off as He Recovers from Groundhog Day Injury by Ryan McPhee

Andrew Call will take center stage April 26 and 29.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

What Did Critics Think of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway? by Ryan McPhee

Read reviews for the new musical, which opened April 23.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Opens on Broadway April 23 by Ryan McPhee

The new musical stars Christian Borle as candy impresario Willy Wonka.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Harold Prince Reflects on His Time with the NEA, Getting Medals with Barbra Streisand, and More by Ryan McPhee

In this exclusive video, the 21-time Tony recipient shares anecdotes about his time on the National Council on the Arts.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Read the Reviews for Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! by Ryan McPhee

Midler takes on the iconic role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in the highly anticipated revival.

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Sunday in the Park with George, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Will Be Preserved on a Cast Recording by Ryan McPhee

The production, which also stars Annaleigh Ashford, will conclude its run April 23.

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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Make Broadway Debut with Adaptation of An Enemy of the People by Ryan McPhee

The Pulitzer Prize finalist will pen an English translation of the Ibsen classic for Thomas Ostermeier and Florian Borchmeyer's acclaimed production.

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Chris Evans Will Make Broadway Debut Alongside Michael Cera in Lobby Hero by Ryan McPhee

The Kenneth Lonergan play will kick off Second Stage Theatre's inaugural Broadway season.

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Alan Menken Will Offer Tales and Tunes at Disney’s D23 Expo by Ryan McPhee

The Oscar- and Tony-winning Disney Legend will perform his solo show at the annual fan event in July.

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Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale Will Headline Brigadoon at City Center by Ryan McPhee

The two Bridges of Madison County co-stars will be joined by Tony nominee Robert Fairchild.

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Bette Midler Takes Center Stage as Hello, Dolly! Officially Opens on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The new revival also stars David Hyde Pierce, Gavin Creel, and Kate Baldwin.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tickets Now on Sale for Angela Lansbury-Led The Chalk Garden by Ryan McPhee

The stage legend will headline a one-night-only benefit reading of the Enid Bagnold play.

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WATCH: Broadway Legend Harold Prince Speaks Out to Protect the National Endowment for the Arts by Ryan McPhee

In this exclusive video, the director and producer voices his opposition to the proposed elimination of the NEA.

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Ben Platt, Sutton Foster, and Josh Groban Among 2017 Drama League Award Nominees by Ryan McPhee

Winners will be announced at the May 19 ceremony.

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