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Monday, October 22, 2018

Grosses Analysis: Lauren Ambrose Brings Loverly-Sized Crowds to My Fair Lady Before Final Bow by Ryan McPhee

The Tony Award nominee played her final performance in the Broadway revival October 21; Laura Benanti waits in the wings.

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What Did Critics Think of Marnie at the Metropolitan Opera, Directed by Michael Mayer? by Ryan McPhee

Isabel Leonard sings the title role in Nico Muhly and Nicholas Wright's take on the Hitchcockian tale.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Broadway League’s New Demographics Data Shows Continued Decrease in Average Age of Theatregoers by Ryan McPhee

A record 2.1 million Broadway theatregoers in the 2017–2018 season were under the age of 18.

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Beth Leavel, Casey Nicholaw, and More on Finding the Heart in the Absurdity of The Prom by Ryan McPhee

The new musical comedy begins performances on Broadway October 23.

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Tony Awards Determine Eligibility for First Shows of the 2018–2019 Season by Ryan McPhee

Among the productions discussed were Pretty Woman and The Boys in the Band.

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Tony Yazbeck, Melanie Moore, Jay Armstrong Johnson, More to Star in A Chorus Line at New York City Center by Ryan McPhee

The five-day engagement will kick off with a gala performance November 14.

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Date Set for 2019 Tony Awards by Ryan McPhee

Broadway's biggest night will be held at Radio City Music Hall in June.

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Spring Awakening Writers Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater at Work on Twelfth Night-Inspired Amazon Musical Series by Ryan McPhee

The new take on the Shakespeare comedy will explore gender and sexual identity; Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Marc Webb will direct and executive produce.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Smokey Joe’s Café Revival Will Close Off-Broadway, Cast Album and Tour in the Works by Ryan McPhee

The new production of the Broadway hit opened earlier this summer at Stage 42.

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Educational Theatre Foundation’s JumpStart Program to Partner With Children's Theatre of Cincinnati by Ryan McPhee

The two organizations will join forces to expand the education initiative in the city that piloted it.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Idris Elba in Talks to Join Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, More in Cats Movie by Ryan McPhee

The film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is slated to premiere December 20, 2019.

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Australian Pop Star Cody Simpson to Make Broadway Debut in Anastasia by Ryan McPhee

The singer-songwriter will succeed Zach Adkins as Dmitri.

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Danny Burstein to Join Broadway's My Fair Lady Revival by Ryan McPhee

The six-time Tony nominee will take on the role of Alfred P. Doolittle in the Lincoln Center Theater production.

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Grosses Analysis: With School Back in Session, Teens Reign Supreme at Broadway Box Office by Ryan McPhee

Dear Evan Hansen and Mean Girls continue to prove themselves chart toppers in the fall season.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company to Pay Tribute to Cabaret and She Loves Me Writer Joe Masteroff by Ryan McPhee

The writer, who penned the books to two musicals integral to Roundabout’s history, died at the age of 98 in September.

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Debbie Allen, Garret Clayton, Ari Graynor, More to Take Part in Actors Fund’s Looking Ahead Awards by Ryan McPhee

The ceremony, honoring young leaders in the performing arts, will take place October 28.

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What Did Critics Think of English National Opera's Porgy and Bess? by Ryan McPhee

The London production is expected to subsequently head to the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in a future season.

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Read the Reviews for West End Bow of The Inheritance by Ryan McPhee

Matthew Lopez's two-part play, which premiered at the Young Vic, opened at the Noël Coward Theatre October 13.

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Theatre Royal Bath's The Price Will Play London's West End by Ryan McPhee

The quartet of actors who took on the Arthur Miller play in Bath will reprise their performances in 2019.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

World Premiere of Beetlejuice Musical Begins Pre-Broadway Run October 14 by Ryan McPhee

Alex Brightman stars as the title demon in the stage adaptation, which haunts Washington, D.C., before a New York bow.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Watch the First Teaser Trailer for Disney's Live-Action Aladdin by Ryan McPhee

The remake will feature Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice's beloved songs, as well as new lyrics from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

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How to Audition for the In the Heights Movie by Ryan McPhee

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes are searching for fresh talent to appear in the upcoming film adaptation.

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Adam Lambert and Ledisi Join Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana Grande for Wicked Anniversary Special by Ryan McPhee

A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway will air October 29.

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Kathleen Turner Will Appear in Metropolitan Opera’s La Fille du Régiment by Ryan McPhee

The Oscar and Tony nominee will make a (non-singing) cameo in the Donizetti comedy.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Nicolette Robinson and Al Roker Extend Runs in Broadway's Waitress by Ryan McPhee

The two take on the roles of Jenna and Joe, respectively, in the Sara Bareilles musical.

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Anthony Ramos in Talks to Star in In the Heights Movie by Ryan McPhee

The Hamilton alum would play Usnavi, the role originated by composer Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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What Did London Critics Think of I’m Not Running at the National Theatre? by Ryan McPhee

David Hare's latest play, a fictional exploration of the Labour Party, opened October 9.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Mj Rodriguez, Terrence Mann, Kathryn Gallagher, More Set for A.R.T. Retrospective ExtraOrdinary by Ryan McPhee

The show celebrates ten years of musical theatre at the American Repertory Theatre, including Waitress, The Great Comet, and Jagged Little Pill.

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Grosses Analysis: Broadway Newbies King Kong and American Son Draw Crowds in First 2 Performances by Ryan McPhee

The two shows began preview performances over the weekend.

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