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Friday, October 20, 2017

Watch Clips from World Premiere of The Prince of Egypt Musical by Ryan McPhee

The stage adaptation continues through November 5 in Mountain View, California.

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Scarlett Johansson and Avengers Co-Stars Will Star in Our Town Benefit Reading for Puerto Rico Relief by Ryan McPhee

The Atlanta reading, directed by Kenny Leon, will also feature Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Mark Ruffalo.

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Musical Comedy The Prom Will Open on Broadway in 2018 by Ryan McPhee

The New York bow of the Casey Nicholaw-helmed musical will follow a 2016 world premiere in Atlanta.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

To Wong Foo Musical Adaptation in the Works From Douglas Carter Beane by Ryan McPhee

The Tony nominee, who penned the 1995 cult favorite, is working with composer Lewis Flinn on the new stage version.

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WATCH: Uma Thurman, Beau Willimon, and More Discuss Bringing The Parisian Woman to Broadway by Ryan McPhee

“This is the greatest challenge of my career,” Thurman says as she prepares for her Broadway debut.

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Lee Pace Joins Nathan Lane, Andrew Garfield, and More in Broadway's Angels in America by Ryan McPhee

The Pushing Daisies Emmy nominee will take on the role of Joe Pitt in the Marianne Elliott-helmed production.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Miscast 2018 Will Honor Tony Winner Laurie Metcalf by Ryan McPhee

The annual gala from MCC Theater will take place March 26, 2018.

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Jane Krakowski and Chris Diamantopoulos Join Fox’s A Christmas Story Live! by Ryan McPhee

The two Broadway alums are the latest additions to a cast that also includes Maya Rudolph and Matthew Broderick.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Annaleigh Ashford and Vanessa Hudgens to Join Jennifer Lopez in Romantic Comedy Second Act by Ryan McPhee

The upcoming film, directed by Peter Segal, will also star Leah Remini.

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NY Philharmonic Remembers Leonard Bernstein—And When He Called the Brass Section ‘Hunky Brutes’ by Ryan McPhee

“Any time we perform Maestro Bernstein’s music, it feels like there’s an essence of New York in it.“

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Star-Filled Benefit Single for Puerto Rico, ‘Almost Like Praying,’ Tops Billboard Charts by Ryan McPhee

Proceeds from the song, which features Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Rita Moreno, Anthony Ramos, and more, go to the Hispanic Federation.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

The Play That Goes Wrong Creators Mischief Theatre to Return to West End With New Improv Show by Ryan McPhee

Several cast members made their Broadway debuts earlier this year in the U.S. premiere of The Play That Goes Wrong.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

London’s Royal Opera and Ballet Will Kick Off International Screenings With The Magic Flute by Ryan McPhee

Watch an exclusive clip of Sabine Devieilhe’s performance as the Queen of the Night.

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Watch Tony Winner Heather Headley and Hamilton’s Anthony Ramos in She’s Gotta Have It Reboot by Ryan McPhee

The two Broadway alums appear in the Netflix adaptation of Spike Lee’s first feature film.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

In the Heights' Quiara Alegría Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda Call for Weinstein Co. to Release Movie Rights by Ryan McPhee

“In the Heights deserves a fresh start in a studio where I’ll feel safe (as will my actors and collaborators),” writes Hudes.

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Nikki Blonsky Departs Off-Broadway’s Stuffed by Ryan McPhee

The Hairspray star missed the first set of performances due to illness, according to the production.

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Tony Winner Cynthia Nixon Will Star as Margery Kempe in Reading of New Play by Ryan McPhee

The industry presentation of The Saintliness of Margery Kempe will also feature Tony nominees Brad Oscar and Austin Pendleton.

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Lindsay Mendez and John Douglas Thompson Join Broadway’s Carousel by Ryan McPhee

The two will play Carrie Pipperidge and the Starkeeper.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fox’s A Christmas Story Live! Finds Its Ralphie in 11-Year-Old Andy Walken by Ryan McPhee

Walken joins Matthew Broderick and Maya Rudolph for the December broadcast.

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A Cuban Theatre Group's U.S. Premiere Canceled After Visa Complications by Ryan McPhee

Cuba's Ludi Teatro was to perform as part of the Chicago International Latino Theater Festival.

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Read Reviews for London’s Revised Young Frankenstein by Ryan McPhee

The Mel Brooks musical made its U.K. debut at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal prior to a West End Bow.

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Chita Rivera to Headline Art Attack Foundation Benefit at Birdland by Ryan McPhee

The December 4 event will also feature Christy Altomare, Chris McCarrell, and more.

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Annie Baker and Taylor Mac Among 2017 MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Recipients by Ryan McPhee

The Fellows program awards individuals with a no-strings-attached award to further explore their demonstrated creative potential.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Grosses Analysis: In Just 5 Performances, Bruce Springsteen Tops $2 Million by Ryan McPhee

The musician’s Broadway residency joins the box-office frontrunners with an average paid admission of nearly $500.

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Broadway’s Come From Away Recoups Investment by Ryan McPhee

The musical, set in a small Canadian community following the events of September 11, began performances in February.

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WATCH: Broadway United to Help Houston Recover October 9 by Ryan McPhee

Stars including Jessie Mueller, Corey Cott, Caissie Levy and more joined host Seth Rudetsky for B'way❤Houston.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Anna Netrebko to Star in 3 Metropolitan Opera-Bolshoi Co-Productions, Including an Aida From Michael Mayer by Ryan McPhee

The New York and Moscow companies will also collaborate on new stagings of Salome and Lohengrin.

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Sweeney Todd-Inspired Empanada Loca, Starring Daphne Rubin-Vega, Released as Audio Play by Ryan McPhee

The solo show by Aaron Mark premiered at Labyrinth Theater Company in 2015.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Broadway’s 1984 Plays Final Performance October 8 by Ryan McPhee

The stage adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian novel stars Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde, and Tony winner Reed Birney.

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Watch Tony Winner Martin Short's Guest Appearance on Musical-Themed Simpsons Episode by Ryan McPhee

"Springfield Splendor," also guest starring Rachel Bloom and Alison Bechdel, airs October 8 on Fox.

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