All stories by Ryan McPhee on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Broadway Alums Sarah Paulson, Cheyenne Jackson, and More Serve Political Scares in AHS: Cult Trailer by Ryan McPhee

The new chapter of American Horror Story also features Tony nominees Alison Pill, Frances Conroy, and Mare Winningham.

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WATCH: The 3 Pint-Sized Stars of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Talk Broadway Brick-by-Brick by Ryan McPhee

The musical’s trio of headliners head to the Lego Store to discuss their Broadway experiences, dream roles, backstage hobbies, and more.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Barrington Stage’s Company, Starring Aaron Tveit, Extends Summer Run by Ryan McPhee

The production of the Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical officially opened August 13.

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Casting Directors and Fellow Teamsters Rally for Union Recognition by Ryan McPhee

“It’s amazing to see the New York government officials get behind this, because it is a New York issue,” says casting director Bernard Telsey.

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Broadway’s Waitress Adds General Rush Policy by Ryan McPhee

A limited number of $40 tickets will be made available day-of for every performance.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Watch Brandy Norwood Discuss Returning to Broadway’s Chicago With a New Perspective by Ryan McPhee

“I feel like I can play a little more because it’s in my body,” says the Grammy winner.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sunset Boulevard, Starring Glenn Close, Inches Closer to the Big Screen by Ryan McPhee

A film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, which recently concluded a Broadway return, is in the works, with the Tony-winning star in tow.

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What Did Los Angeles Critics Think of the Hamilton National Tour? by Ryan McPhee

The L.A. leg of the road production officially opened at the Pantages Theatre August 16.

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Phillipa Soo and Bryce Pinkham Will Star in Of Thee I Sing as Part of MasterVoices’ 2017–2018 Season by Ryan McPhee

The new lineup also features Elizabeth Stanley, David Pittu, and Tony winner Victoria Clark.

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Disney’s Broadway-Bound Frozen Musical Begins Performances in Denver August 17 by Ryan McPhee

The stage adaptation of the animated hit makes its world premiere prior to a 2018 Broadway bow.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Watch Hamilton's One-Day-Only #Ham4Ham Show in Los Angeles, Hosted by Lin-Manuel Miranda by Ryan McPhee

The L.A. leg of the tour officially opens at the Pantages Theatre August 16.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda Sets Date for Return of Live #Ham4Ham Show in Los Angeles by Ryan McPhee

The popular Hamilton pre-show will come back for one day only as the national tour plays the Pantages Theatre.

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Hamilton Alum Jin Ha to Join Clive Owen in M. Butterfly on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Ha will take on the iconic role of the mysterious Chinese opera singer Song Liling.

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Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff Will Make Their Broadway Debuts in Children of a Lesser God by Ryan McPhee

The Kenny Leon-helmed revival from Berkshire Theater Group will play Studio 54 in 2018.

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Hamilton Releases a New Block of Tickets Through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan Program by Ryan McPhee

The new service from Ticketmaster aims to combat bots and scalpers through a pre-registration and random selection process.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Elevator Repair Service’s Virginia Woolf Parody Set for New Abrons Arts Center Season by Ryan McPhee

The 2017–2018 lineup also features the Brooklyn-based Caborca and writer-performer Eliza Bent.

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Gettin’ the Band Back Together Sets 2018 Broadway Opening by Ryan McPhee

The John Rando-helmed musical features a book by Ken Davenport and the improv group Grundleshotz.

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Tickets Now on Sale for Broadway's Frozen by Ryan McPhee

Performances begin at the St. James Theatre February 22.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Tony Winner Patina Miller and Husband David Mars Welcome First Child by Ryan McPhee

Emerson Harper Mars was born August 9 in New York City.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces Return of Live #Ham4Ham for Los Angeles' Hamilton Engagement by Ryan McPhee

The popular lottery pre-show will come back for one day only as the national tour plays the Pantages Theatre.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Cast Set for New Les Misérables National Tour by Ryan McPhee

The production kicks off in Providence, Rhode Island with Wicked alum Matt Shingledecker and more.

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Broadway’s Frozen Announces On-Sale Date by Ryan McPhee

Performances begin at the St. James Theatre February 22.

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Hamilton Launches Mobile App Offering Ticket Lottery, Interactive Features, and More by Ryan McPhee

The app from the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical is now available for Apple and Android phones.

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Hamilton Tour Kicks Off Los Angeles Run August 11 by Ryan McPhee

The national tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical will play the Pantages Theatre through the end of the year.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

What Do Critics Think of Michael Moore's Broadway Show, The Terms of My Surrender? by Ryan McPhee

The Oscar-winning filmmaker and activist explores the current political climate, tells personal anecdotes, and more in his stage debut.

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Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt Will Guest Star on Will & Grace Return by Ryan McPhee

The Tony winner is set to appear on the October 5 episode of the series.

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Julia Murney Joins ‘Decades of Diva’ as She Takes on Gypsy’s Madame Rose by Ryan McPhee

The Wicked favorite discusses finding her own interpretation of the ultimate stage mother at the Cape Playhouse.

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Jersey Boys Will Return to the New York Stage by Ryan McPhee

The long-running musical, which took its last Broadway bow in January 2017, is headed to Off-Broadway.

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LoftOpera Will Stage Pagliacci in a Former Bus Depot in Brooklyn by Ryan McPhee

The circus-set tragedy heads to Bushwick in an unconventional setting.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Bandstand's Laura Osnes and Corey Cott Set for Final Broadway in Bryant Park Concert of 2017 by Ryan McPhee

The August 10 lineup also includes the casts of Come From Away and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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Bandstand Sets Broadway Closing Date by Ryan McPhee

The Tony-winning musical, directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler and featuring an original swing score, opened in April.

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