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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

American Crime Story’s Darren Criss, Mary Poppins Returns’ Emily Blunt Among 2019 SAG Award Nominees by Ryan McPhee

Also recognized for their recent screen performances were Tony winners Glenn Close and Tony Shalhoub.

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Network, Starring Bryan Cranston, Extends Broadway Engagement by Ryan McPhee

The Ivo van Hove-directed play, based on the 1976 film, opened December 6.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Alvin Epstein, a Frequent Interpreter of Samuel Beckett, Dies at 93 by Ryan McPhee

Mr. Epstein appeared in the original Broadway production of Waiting for Godot, as well as numerous productions of Endgame.

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Reimagined Oklahoma! Will Transfer to Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Bard SummerScape's acclaimed production heads to the Circle in the Square Theatre following an acclaimed run at St. Ann’s Warehouse.

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Chilina Kennedy Will Return to Broadway’s Beautiful by Ryan McPhee

The long-running Carole King heads back to the musical as it celebrates five years on Broadway.

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Musical Adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret in the Works by Ryan McPhee

Author Brian Selznick is at work on the libretto for the musical, which is eyeing a 2021 London premiere.

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Carol Burnett to Receive Golden Globes' Inaugural TV Special Achievement Award by Ryan McPhee

The special honor will also be named after the stage and screen comedy icon.

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Christopher Fitzgerald Returns to Waitress on Broadway December 11 by Ryan McPhee

The Tony nominee steps back into the role of Ogie as Stephanie Torns dons Jenna's apron once more.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Tony-Winning Avenue Q Will Close Off-Broadway in 2019 by Ryan McPhee

After concluding its Broadway stint in 2009, the musical moved to New World Stages.

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Grosses Analysis: The Ferryman Surpasses $1 Million in Best Week Yet by Ryan McPhee

The West End hit opened on Broadway in October.

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Renée Fleming to Ring in the New Year for Live From Lincoln Center by Ryan McPhee

The Grammy-winning opera star, nominated for a Tony earlier this year, will sing with the New York Philharmonic on New Year's Eve.

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Jessie Mueller to Star Opposite Norm Lewis in The Music Man in Washington, D.C. by Ryan McPhee

The Kennedy Center production, as part of the Broadway Center Stage series, will run in February 2019.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Watch the Stars of Broadway’s Mean Girls Rock Out to ‘Rockin’ Around the Pole’ by Ryan McPhee

The mischievous Yuletide tune appears in the new musical—but has yet to be released until now.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Read Reviews for Broadway’s Network, Starring Bryan Cranston by Ryan McPhee

Ivo van Hove directs the theatrical take on the Oscar-winning 1976 film. The cast also includes Tatiana Maslany and Tony Goldwyn.

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Once On This Island Star Hailey Kilgore Lands Role on NBC’s The Village by Ryan McPhee

The Tony nominee has a recurring role in the Mike Daniels ensemble drama.

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Cast Set for London’s Berberian Sound Studio by Ryan McPhee

The Donmar Warehouse production, based on the 2012 thriller, will begin February 8, 2019.

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Wesley Taylor, Noah Galvin, Molly Gordon, More Set for Off-Broadway’s Alice By Heart Musical by Ryan McPhee

MCC Theater will present Steven Sater, Duncan Sheik, and Jessie Nelson’s new take on the Lewis Carroll classic in 2019.

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Faye Dunaway Will Play Katharine Hepburn in Tea at Five on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The Matthew Lombardo play will run for a limited engagement in summer 2019.

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Christopher Fitzgerald Will Return to Waitress on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The Tony nominee steps back into the role of Ogie.

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2019 Golden Globe Nominations: Movie Musicals Mary Poppins Returns and A Star is Born Among Contenders by Ryan McPhee

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt, Bradley Cooper, and Lady Gaga all earned nods for their work on the big screen.

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Network, Starring Bryan Cranston, Tony Goldwyn, and Tatiana Maslany, Opens December 6 by Ryan McPhee

Ivo van Hove directs the stage adaptation of the 1976 film.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

2018 Red Bucket Follies Raises $6.1 Million; Watch Highlights From the Competition by Ryan McPhee

The Hamilton tour was named top donor at the recently renamed annual celebration, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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What Did Critics Think of Michael Mayer’s La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera? by Ryan McPhee

The production opened December 4 at the New York house under the baton of new Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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Esa-Pekka Salonen Named San Francisco Symphony’s New Music Director by Ryan McPhee

The former Los Angeles Philharmonic music director will assume the role in 2020, as the orchestra undergoes a new leadership model.

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Annaleigh Ashford Will Star in Judy Holliday Biopic by Ryan McPhee

The Tony winner will play the stage and screen star in Smart Blonde.

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What Did Critics Think of London’s True West, Starring Kit Harington? by Ryan McPhee

Matthew Dunster’s production of the Sam Shepard play opened December 4.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

2018 Red Bucket Follies Competition Raises $6.1 Million; Hamilton Tour Named Top Fundraiser by Ryan McPhee

The recently renamed annual celebration, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, took place December 3 and 4 at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

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Apollo Theater to Develop 2 New Performance Spaces by Ryan McPhee

The Apollo Performing Arts Center will provide two additional black box spaces, in addition to the iconic Harlem mainstage venue.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Lady Gaga Bond Over Their Love for Rent—Which Gaga Was Almost In by Ryan McPhee

The Mary Poppins Returns and A Star Is Born actors sat down to talk their work on stage and screen.

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Why Michael Mayer Isn't Interested in Doing La Traviata: Planet of the Apes by Ryan McPhee

After his Rat Pack-era Rigoletto, the Tony winner returns to the Metropolitan Opera for a comparatively traditional take on another Verdi classic.

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