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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Bernadette Peters Is Broadway's New Hello, Dolly! Headliner Beginning January 20 by Ryan McPhee

Victor Garber, Charlie Stemp, and Molly Griggs also step into the Tony-winning revival at the Shubert Theatre.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Get Your First Look at Bernadette Peters in Broadway’s Hello, Dolly! by Ryan McPhee

The Tony winner steps into the revival January 20.

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Bradford Dillman, Star of Broadway’s Original Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Dies at 87 by Ryan McPhee

Dillman won a Golden Globe as “Most Promising Newcomer” in 1959.

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Watch the New Music Video for The Hamilton Mixtape’s ‘Wrote My Way Out’ by Ryan McPhee

The release is the latest in Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s #Hamildrop series.

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Frank Sinatra Bio-Musical, With a Book by Danny Strong, Eyes 2020 Premiere by Ryan McPhee

The show is the latest in Strong's growing list of theatre-related projects.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Danny Strong to Pen Script for Disney’s Oliver! Remake, Directed by Hamilton’s Thomas Kail and With Ice Cube as Fagin by Ryan McPhee

Ice Cube also produces the reimagined take on the 1963 musical alongside Marc Platt.

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Plácido Domingo Will Star in 2 Productions in Los Angeles Opera’s 2018–2019 Season by Ryan McPhee

The company’s general director will sing in both the opening production of Don Carlo and El Gato Montes: The Wildcat.

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Kristin Chenoweth and Tituss Burgess Among Guest Judges for RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3 by Ryan McPhee

The Emmy-winning competition returns to VH1 January 25.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Rufus Wainwright's Hadrian, Christine Goerke in Elektra, and More Set for Canadian Opera Company’s 2018–2019 Season by Ryan McPhee

The season will also include Eugene Onegin, Così fan tute, La Bohème, and Otello.

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John Leguizamo Will Host the 2018 Obie Awards by Ryan McPhee

The 63rd annual ceremony, honoring the best Off- and Off-Off-Broadway, will be held May 21 at Terminal 5.

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Stage and Screen Favorites Tracy Letts and Carrie Coon Expecting First Child by Ryan McPhee

The two co-starred in the most recent Broadway revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and now share the screen in The Post.

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Stage and Screen Favorites Carrie Coon and Tracy Letts Expecting First Child by Ryan McPhee

The two co-starred in the most recent Broadway revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and now share the screen in The Post.

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Watch Sara Bareilles Perform a Surprise Encore With Jason Mraz on Her First Night Back in Broadway’s Waitress by Ryan McPhee

The Tony- and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter stepped back into her musical as Jenna January 16.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dates Set for World Premiere of Moulin Rouge! Musical in Boston by Ryan McPhee

Tickets for the summer engagement go on sale this month, beginning with a January 17 American Express pre-sale.

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Grosses Analysis: Bette Midler Leaves Hello, Dolly! With Far More Than a Penny in Its Pocket by Ryan McPhee

The Tony winner concluded her stint in the Broadway revival January 14.

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Bill Milner, Rebecca Caine, and More Join Sheila Hancock in London’s Harold and Maude by Ryan McPhee

The U.K. production will begin February 19 at the Charing Cross Theatre.

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Maulik Pancholy and More to Join Rosie O'Donnell and F. Murray Abraham in Good for Otto Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The New Group production, directed by Scott Elliott, begins February 20.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Sara Bareilles Returns to Broadway in Her Musical Waitress, Now Opposite Jason Mraz by Ryan McPhee

The Tony- and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter steps back into the leading role of Jenna, replacing Betsy Wolfe.

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WATCH: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom Gives Tinder Nightmares a Broadway Makeover by Ryan McPhee

The Golden Globe winner stopped by Good Mythical Morning to sing through online dating woes in the style of Hamilton, The Phantom of the Opera, and more.

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AAPAC’s ‘Ethnic Representation’ Report Indicates Record High in the Season of Hamilton by Ryan McPhee

Though the 2016–2016 season was one of the most diverse for New York City stages, underrepresented persisted in Broadway plays and in some non-profit companies.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Bette Midler, David Hyde Pierce, Taylor Trensch Bid Farewell to Hello, Dolly! January 14 by Ryan McPhee

Their final performance will benefit the Actors Fund; Bernadette Peters will then assume the title role.

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Bette Midler, David Hyde Pierce, Taylor Trensch, Beanie Feldstein Bid Farewell to Hello, Dolly! January 14 by Ryan McPhee

Their final performance will benefit the Actors Fund; Bernadette Peters will then assume the title role.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Metropolitan Opera Documentary The Opera House Plays U.S. Movie Theatres January 13 and 17 by Ryan McPhee

The film from Susan Froemke explores the creation of the Met’s home at Lincoln Center over the past 50 years.

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Add Cheyenne Jackson to the List of Broadway Favorites on Will & Grace by Ryan McPhee

The stage and screen alum will guest star on an upcoming episode of the NBC comedy.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Cuba Gooding Jr. Will Star in London Return of Chicago by Ryan McPhee

The Oscar winner will play smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn.

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Vanessa Redgrave, John Benjamin Hickey, and More to Star in London’s The Inheritance by Ryan McPhee

The Young Vic production of Matthew Lopez’s two-part play begins performances March 2.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Receive O’Neill Theater Center’s Monte Cristo Award by Ryan McPhee

The Hamilton creator will be honored at a gala dinner in April at the Edison Ballroom.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

TNT’s Snowpiercer, Featuring Tony Winners Daveed Diggs and Lena Hall, Gets Series Order by Ryan McPhee

The series, featuring the Hamilton and Hedwig and the Angry Inch alums, is based on the 2013 film of the same name.

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Go-Go’s Musical Head Over Heels Eyes Summer Broadway Bow at the Hudson Theatre by Ryan McPhee

The musical, produced by Gwyneth Paltrow, is set to kick off a pre-Broadway engagement at San Francisco’s Curran in April.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Broadway League Releases 2016–2017 Season Demographics, Including Influx of New Yorkers and Younger Audiences by Ryan McPhee

According to League-administered survey, a quarter of Broadway theatregoers last season were under the age of 25.

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