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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Garrett Clayton and Charlie Thurston to Lead Lavender Men Reading at Circle in the Square by Ryan McPhee

The Roger Q. Mason play, pondering the queerness of Abraham Lincoln, is the latest title in the Circle Series.

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Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha to Star in Encores! Mack & Mabel; Kate Baldwin and Brian Stokes Mitchell Join Lineup by Ryan McPhee

In addition to Mack & Mabel, the 2020 season includes Love Life and the Ashley Park-led Thoroughly Modern Millie.

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Searching for Sophie: Who Is the Girl in the Mamma Mia! Logo? by Ryan McPhee

The laughing bride is as recognizable as Cats’ yellow eyes and The Phantom of the Opera’s white mask. But where did she come from?

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Gideon Glick to Step in for Jonathan Groff in Off-Broadway’s Little Shop of Horrors for 2-Week Stint by Ryan McPhee

The To Kill a Mockingbird Tony nominee will play Seymour for a limited engagement, joining Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle.

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The SpongeBob Musical National Tour Finds Its Cast of Bikini Bottom Residents by Ryan McPhee

The traveling production will launch in September in Schenectady, New York.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Movie Sets Fall 2020 Premiere by Ryan McPhee

Richard E. Grant, Sharon Horgan, Sarah Lancashire, and newcomer Max Harwood star in the film based on the West End musical.

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Jordin Sparks to Return to Broadway in Waitress by Ryan McPhee

The American Idol winner will play Jenna for a limited engagement.

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Watch George Salazar Sing From Little Shop of Horrors Ahead of West Coast Bow by Ryan McPhee

The Be More Chill alum will play Seymour in the Pasadena Playhouse production, appearing alongside Pose star Mj Rodriguez and Olivier winner Amber Riley.

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Colleen Ballinger and Todrick Hall Join Waitress on Broadway August 20 by Ryan McPhee

The two YouTube stars take on the roles of Dawn and Ogie.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Waitress Stars Colleen Ballinger and Todrick Hall on Bringing the Awkwardness to Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The two step into the Sara Bareilles musical as Dawn and Ogie.

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Grosses Analysis: The Cher Show Ends Broadway Run on a Bang Bang by Ryan McPhee

The bio-musical that had audiences seeing triple played its final performance August 18.

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Bryce Pinkham, Christopher Fitzgerald, and Solea Pfeiffer Tapped for Gershwin Musical Let ‘Em Eat Cake at Carnegie Hall by Ryan McPhee

MasterVoices’ 2019–2020 season also includes Sheldon Harnick’s English-translation adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen.

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Caroline, or Change Will Return to Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Sharon D. Clarke will reprise her Olivier-winning performance; also heading to the Roundabout stage are David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood in A Soldier's Play.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Kingsley Leggs, Tom Alan Robbins, More Round Out Cast of Off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors Revival by Ryan McPhee

Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard, and Tony winner Christian Borle will headline the new production.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Full Cast Set for National Tour of Mean Girls Musical by Ryan McPhee

Broadway alum Danielle Wade will play Cady Heron, joining previously announced Mariah Rose Faith, Megan Masako Haley, Jonalyn Saxer, and Mary Kate Morrissey.

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Broadway-Bound Six Adds Performances to Boston Bow by Ryan McPhee

The musical heads to the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as part of its journey to New York City.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Moulin Rouge! to Hit the Runway at New York Fashion Week by Ryan McPhee

The Blonds will debut their spring line at the musical’s Broadway home.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Opera Star Plácido Domingo Faces Sexual Harassment Allegations as 9 Women Come Forward by Ryan McPhee

The women detailed multiple accounts that date back to the late 1980s.

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Full Cast Set for Broadway Transfer of Jeremy O. Harris' Slave Play by Ryan McPhee

Many cast members of the play's Off-Broadway premiere will reprise their performances this fall.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Hannah Gadsby's Douglas Extends Again Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The solo show from the Nanette star continues its run at the Daryl Roth Theater.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Last Dance: The Prom Ends Broadway Run by Ryan McPhee

A national tour, novel adaptation, and Netflix movie are next for the musical comedy.

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Be More Chill Closes on Broadway August 11 by Ryan McPhee

The musical from Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz opened in March.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Tawni O’Dell to Bring ‘Theatrical Memoir’ When It Happens to You Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The play explores a mother’s reaction after her daughter becomes the victim of a sexual assault.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Jacqueline Novak: Get on Your Knees Extends Off-Broadway, Finds New Home by Ryan McPhee

The stand-up show continues at the Cherry Lane Theatre through August 18 before moving to a nearby theatre.

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Broadway Performance of To Kill a Mockingbird Halted After Motorcycle Backfire Causes Times Square Shooting Scare by Ryan McPhee

Some theatres went under lockdown as tensions ran high in the theatre district.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Beanie Feldstein to Star as Monica Lewinsky in New Impeachment Season of American Crime Story by Ryan McPhee

The Lewinsky- and Ryan Murphy-produced limited series will also star Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford and Sarah Paulson.

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Six Continues International Reign With Norwegian Cruise Line Engagement by Ryan McPhee

The pop musical will take the stage on three cruise liners.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Rock of Ages Extends Off-Broadway Return Engagement by Ryan McPhee

The jukebox musical continues its run at New World Stages.

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Grosses Analysis: Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! Sets House Record by Ryan McPhee

The new musical adaptation of the 2001 movie grossed just shy of $2 million in the week ending August 4.

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ABC to Present TV Concert of The Little Mermaid Starring Auli’i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, More by Ryan McPhee

The live event will hit the small screen November 5.

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