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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Caissie Levy, Patti Murin, and More on Blending the Familiar With the Unexpected for Broadway's Frozen by Ryan McPhee

The Disney musical begins February 22 at the St. James Theatre.

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Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl Will Star in Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The two will reprise their performances when the Second Stage Theater production transfers this fall.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Broadway's Marquis Theatre Will Dim Lights in Memory of Jan Maxwell by Ryan McPhee

The five-time Tony nominee and Broadway favorite died February 11 at the age of 61.

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Nadine Sierra Celebrates Bernstein, Spanish and Brazilian Composers, and More in Park Avenue Armory Recitals by Ryan McPhee

The soprano is the latest to headline the Armory's Recital Series following a recent engagement in the Metropolitan Opera's Le Nozze di Figaro.

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Jimmy Buffett Musical Escape to Margaritaville Begins Broadway Run February 16 by Ryan McPhee

Previews start the same day the Original Broadway Cast Album is released.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Jeff Daniels to Reunite with Aaron Sorkin for Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird, With Celia-Keenan-Bolger, Gideon Glick, and More by Ryan McPhee

The Scott Rudin and Lincoln Center Theater production will begin performances in November.

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Tony Winners Darko Tresnjak and Michael Mayer Tapped for New Productions in Metropolitan Opera’s 2018–2019 Season by Ryan McPhee

The season, which will feature the return of the Ring Cycle, opens in September with Tresnjak’s staging of Samson and Dalilia; Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna will star.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Patti LuPone, David Lang World Premiere, and More Part of New York Philharmonic Season by Ryan McPhee

Conductor Jaap van Zweden will lead five world premieres as part of his inaugural season with the Philharmonic.

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Watch Two Numbers From Jimmy Buffet’s Escape to Margaritaville Before It Heads to Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The musical begins performances February 16 at the Marquis Theatre following a multi-city tour.

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Watch Two Numbers From Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville Before It Heads to Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The musical begins performances February 16 at the Marquis Theatre following a multi-city tour.

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7 Reasons to Get Excited for Broadway’s Frozen, According to the Stars and Creative Team by Ryan McPhee

The Disney musical begins February 22 at the St. James Theatre.

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Brandon Uranowitz, Stephanie Styles, James Snyder, and More Set for Encores! Grand Hotel by Ryan McPhee

Performances will run March 21–25 at New York City Center.

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Katharine McPhee Will Make Her Broadway Debut in Waitress by Ryan McPhee

The Smash and American Idol star will play Jenna in the Sara Bareilles musical.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Watch Two Scenes From the Royal Opera House’s Rigoletto, Playing in Select Movie Theatres Through March 11 by Ryan McPhee

The Verdi opera is the latest title in ROH’s Cinema Series.

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Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Preview Two New Songs for Broadway’s Frozen by Ryan McPhee

The Oscar-winning songwriting team wrote several numbers specifically for the stage adaptation of the Disney hit.

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Broadway’s Frozen Will Offer Digital Lottery for Every Performance by Ryan McPhee

Up to two tickets will be sold to winners for $30 each.

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Drew Gehling Returns to Broadway’s Waitress February 13 by Ryan McPhee

The original cast member steps back into the role of Dr. Pomatter, appearing opposite Sara Bareilles.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Grosses Analysis: Waitress Bids Farewell to Jason Mraz With $1.4 Million by Ryan McPhee

The Grammy winner took his final bow as Dr. Pomatter February 11; composer Sara Bareilles continues as Jenna.

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Jim Parsons to Star in Film Adaptation of Drag-Themed Play The Legend of Georgia McBride by Ryan McPhee

Playwright Matthew Lopez will adapt his script for the screen.

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The Secret Garden Will Return to Broadway, Directed by Warren Carlyle by Ryan McPhee

The first Broadway revival of the Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon musical will open in the 2018–2019 season.

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Tony Winner Betty Buckley Will Lead Hello, Dolly! National Tour by Ryan McPhee

The Broadway favorite will bring the Tony-winning revival across the U.S. beginning this fall.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Jan Maxwell, a Five-Time Tony Award Nominee, Dies at 61 by Ryan McPhee

Maxwell was the beloved star of such Broadway productions as 2011’s Follies, The Royal Family, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman Will Transfer to Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Performances will begin in October at the Bernard B. Jacbos Theatre.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

West Side Story, New La Bohème, and More Set for Chicago Lyric Opera’s 2018–2019 Season by Ryan McPhee

The lineup also includes a new staging of Siegfried, a recital from Anna Netrebko, and a 25th anniversary gala featuring Renée Fleming.

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Read London Reviews for New York-Bound Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Starring Oscar Nominee Lesley Manville by Ryan McPhee

Olivier-winning Manville is joined by Oscar winner Jeremy Irons in the Eugene O’Neill drama; they'll bring their performances to BAM this spring.

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American Psycho Musical Alum Matt Smith to Play Charles Manson by Ryan McPhee

Smith, who played Prince Philip on the first two seasons of Netflix’s The Crown, will next take on the cult leader and murderer in the Mary Harron-helmed project.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Monday, February 5, 2018

Steppenwolf Actor John Mahoney, a Tony Winner Known on Screen for Frasier, Dies at 77 by Ryan McPhee

Mr. Mahoney was an member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company for nearly 40 years.

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Carmen Cusack, Steven Pasquale, and More Set for Williamstown Theatre Festival 2018 Season by Ryan McPhee

The season launches in June with a world premiere from Douglas Carter Beane starring Matthew Broderick and Jessica Hecht.

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Grosses Analysis: Four Shows Surpass Potential as Broadway Faces a Box Office Dip by Ryan McPhee

Though numbers were down nearly universally, some usual suspects still managed to play to full houses.

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Get a Sneak Peek of Raúl Esparza, Ramin Karimloo, Karen Olivo, and Ruthie Ann Miles in Chess by Ryan McPhee

The musical heads to the Kennedy Center February 14–18.

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