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Friday, February 24, 2017

Jim Parsons and Claire Danes Will Star in Film Adaptation of Daniel Pearle’s Play A Kid Like Jake by Ryan McPhee

The play premiered Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center in 2013.

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Chris Diamantopoulos Will Join Sara Bareilles in Waitress on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The Emmy nominee is set to take on the role of gynecological love interest Dr. Pomatter.

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Chicago Engagement of Hamilton Will Release a New Block of Tickets by Ryan McPhee

Tickets for performances through January 7, 2018, will go on sale at the end of the month.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lorin Latarro to Helm We Have Apples Reading by Ryan McPhee

The new musical tackles the stigma of mental illness and the need for mental health care.

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Sara Bareilles Will Perform at the Oscars Before Stepping Into Waitress On Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The Tony and Grammy nominee will sing during the ceremony’s In Memoriam segment.

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Matthew Broderick Joins Katrina: American Crime Story by Ryan McPhee

The Tony winner will star alongside Annette Bening in the second season of the FX series.

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Nominations Announced for 2017 MAC Awards by Ryan McPhee

Spamilton, Molly Pope, and Joe Iconis are among the nominees for the awards, which honor the best in cabaret acts.

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Jevon McFerrin Steps Into Spotlight of Broadway's Hamilton, Temporarily Taking Over for Javier Muñoz by Ryan McPhee

Muñoz is expected to return to the production after recovering from a physical injury.

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Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, a Musical from Joe DiPietro and GrooveLily, Will Play Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The high-tech adventure debuted in Seattle in 2014.

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Jake Gyllenhaal-Led Sunday in the Park With George Opens on Broadway Feb. 23 by Ryan McPhee

Co-starring Annaleigh Ashford, the Broadway production relights the Hudson Theatre.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Will Celebrate [title of show]’s 10th Anniversary at Annual Gala by Ryan McPhee

The event will reunite the musical’s original stars and creative team.

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Cats and Beautiful Cast Members Will Honor Late George Michael at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Ryan McPhee

Christine Cornish Smith, Jessica Hendy, Michael Wartella, and more are set for the March 1 event.

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom Lands First Major Film Role in Dark Comedy Opposite Adam Pally by Ryan McPhee

The writers describe the upcoming movie as "Rear Window for stoners."

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A 24-Decade History of Popular Music Wins 2017 Kennedy Prize by Ryan McPhee

Taylor Mac and Matt Ray's marathon concert was recognized for its commitment to uniting theatre with American history.

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How Hamilton Helped Russell Simmons Get His Musical The Scenario Off the Ground by Ryan McPhee

The hip-hop mogul sounds off on what will make his New York-bound theatrical event resonate with audiences.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Alan Cumming, Chita Rivera, and More Pay Tribute to Florence Henderson by Ryan McPhee

The stage and screen favorite's friends convened to celebrate her life and career, from impressive high notes to inappropriate nicknames.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

London Odds & Ends: Hair Returns to the U.K., A New La Strada & More by Ryan McPhee

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today from the U.K. Fall Will Be the Age of Aquarius in London Hope Mill Theatre’s production of Hair in Manchester, England…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Odds & Ends: Darren Criss Joins American Crime Story's Take on Versace Murder, Cynthia Erivo Will Sing at Oscars After-Party & More by Ryan McPhee

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Darren Criss Takes on Versace Killer Audience Choice Award winner Darren Criss is embracing his dark side on th…

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Tracy Letts' The Minutes Will Transfer to Broadway Following Steppenwolf World Premiere by Ryan McPhee

Tony winner Tracy Lett’s latest play, The Minutes, will head to Broadway this spring. The announcement from producer Scott Rudin comes hot off the heels of the off-Broadway opening nig…

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British Comedian Miranda Hart Will Make Her West End Debut in New Revival of Annie by Ryan McPhee

British comedian Miranda Hart will make her West End debut as Miss Hannigan in a revival of Annie. The Nikolai Foster-helmed production, which previously toured the U.K., will begin performa…

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Sara Bareilles Will Star in Her Own Musical Waitress on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Five-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles will make her Broadway acting debut when she steps into her musical Waitress next month, according to The New York Times. She’ll play the l…

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Odds & Ends: Laura Osnes & More Will Pay Tribute to Kelli O'Hara & Bartlett Sher, Mandy Gonzalez Enters Beast Mode (Again) & More by Ryan McPhee

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Laura Osnes & More Pay Tribute to O'Hara & Sher A host of Broadway favorites will pay tribute to Tony winners Ke…

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Kelli O'Hara Will Return to the Metropolitan Opera in 2018 for Cosi fan tutte; New Season Announced by Ryan McPhee

Kelli O’Hara will return to Lincoln Center for the Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-18 season. The Tony winner will sing the role of the spunky maid Despina in a new staging of Mozart&r…

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Hamilton Alum Okieriete Onaodowan Will Replace Josh Groban in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 by Ryan McPhee

And what about Pierre? Don't worry; Oak's got it covered. Okieriete Onaodowan, who originated the dual roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Broadway’s Hamilton, will…

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Sunday in the Park with George's Jake Gyllenhaal Gave Annaleigh Ashford Breast Pump Funnels Because That's What Good Co-Stars Do by Ryan McPhee

What’s the best part about starring opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in Sunday in the Park with George on Broadway? Sharing a bathroom with Jake Gyllenhaal. OK, fine, that may not be the best …

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

#BabyGirlBrown Is Here! Tony Winner Laura Benanti & Husband Patrick Brown Welcome Newborn Daughter by Ryan McPhee

We’re sure all that research has paid off. Tony winner Laura Benanti and her husband Patrick Brown welcomed a new addition to their family on February 14. The baby's name and othe…

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Odds & Ends: Samantha Barks Will Bring Honeymoon in Vegas to London, Feud's Fiery Trailer & More by Ryan McPhee

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Samantha Barks Set for Honeymoon in Vegas Concert Samantha Barks, who recently concluded a star turn in Jason Robert Brown&r…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Odds & Ends: Dear Evan Hansen Makes Billboard 200 Top 10, Tituss Burgess Channels Beyonce & More by Ryan McPhee

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Dear Evan Hansen Will Be Found at #8 Today is going to be a great day for Dear Evan Hansen, and here’s why: the cast r…

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Broadway Grosses: Jake Gyllenhaal-Led Sunday in the Park with George Gives the Hudson Theatre New Life by Ryan McPhee

When making a work of art, first of all you need a good foundation, otherwise it's risky from the start. Fortunately for the new Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George, they&…

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Stressed Over Valentine’s Day? Just Be Glad You’re Not On These Awful Broadway Dates We Dreamed Up by Ryan McPhee

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and we realize it can be a stressful time, whether you’re in love with a wonderful guy (or girl), looking for somebody to hold you too close or in ful…

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Michael Urie Will Star in Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-winning Torch Song Trilogy is returning to the New York stage. Michael Urie will headline Second Stage’s 35th-anniversary production this fall, playing Al…

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