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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Read the Reviews for Jagged Little Pill on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The musical feature the songs of Alanis Morissette opened December 5.

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The Metropolitan Opera Adds 3 Performances of Porgy and Bess by Ryan McPhee

The encore shows mark a first in the Met’s modern history.

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See Who's Joining Noah Thomas in West End's Everybody's Talking About Jamie by Ryan McPhee

The musical welcomes a new cast in early 2020.

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65th Annual Drama Desk Awards Set May 2020 Date by Ryan McPhee

The awards honor productions and artists from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway.

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Alanis Morissette Musical Jagged Little Pill Opens on Broadway December 5 by Ryan McPhee

The new musical, featuring a book by Oscar winner Diablo Cody, uses the music star's discography to tell an original story.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Danielle Brooks, John Keating, Jonathan Hadary Receive Actors’ Equity Awards by Ryan McPhee

The three were recognized for their work in classic titles: Much Ado About Nothing, Irish Rep's O'Casey Cycle, and Coriolanus.

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Jeremy O. Harris’ Zola Movie, Julie Taymor and Sarah Ruhl’s Gloria Steinem Biopic, More to Premiere at 2020 Sundance Film Festival by Ryan McPhee

The new lineup includes movies featuring such stage veterans as Laura Benanti, Laura Linney, and Reed Birney.

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Oscar-Winning Writer Diablo Cody Channels Her Own Angst Into Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill by Ryan McPhee

The Academy Award winner for Juno shifts to libretto to craft a layered, contemporary story using the music of Alanis Morissette.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

World Premiere of Dave Malloy's Moby-Dick Musical Begins at American Repertory Theater by Ryan McPhee

Hadestown Tony winner Rachel Chavkin directs the Boston-area production.

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Broadway’s Upcoming The Music Man, Starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, to Hold Open Casting Call by Ryan McPhee

The 2020 revival is searching for young performers to play children and teens of River City.

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Kristin Chenoweth Tapped for Disney+ Comedy The Biggest Star in Appleton From Paul Rudnick by Ryan McPhee

The Tony and Emmy winner will play a Wisonsin community theatre darling in the new series.

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Michael Mayer, Jason Robert Brown, More Remember Late Off-Off-Broadway Champion Kyle Renick by Ryan McPhee

The former artistic director of WPA Theater—the original home of Little Shop of Horrors, Steel Magnolias, and more—died November 29. He was 71.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Lincoln Center and New York Philharmonic Unveil New Plans for David Geffen Hall Renovation by Ryan McPhee

The $550 million project is expected to be completed by spring 2024.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Mallory Maedke to Play Jane Seymour in Minnesota's Pre-Broadway Run of Six by Ryan McPhee

She steps in for Abby Mueller, who has withdrawn from the out-of-town engagement due to an injury.

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British Theatre and Opera Director Jonathan Miller Dies at 85 by Ryan McPhee

The Olivier Award winner and Tony recipient also performed, produced, emceed, and practiced medicine.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Anthony Roth Costanzo, Diana Damrau, More to Receive 2020 Opera News Awards by Ryan McPhee

The 15th annual reception will take place April 5, 2020.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Netflix’s The Prom Movie Finds Its Emma in Jo Ellen Pellman by Ryan McPhee

The alum of The Deuce joins a cast that includes Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells, and Ariana DeBose.

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Upcoming Company Star Katrina Lenk Lands Recurring Role on CBS’ Tommy by Ryan McPhee

The Tony winner joins a cast led by Edie Falco and Thomas Sadoski.

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Katharine McPhee Is Waitress’ Final Jenna on Broadway, Returning November 25 by Ryan McPhee

The American Idol and Smash alum takes center stage as the musical approaches its last performance.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Moulin Rouge's John Logan Tapped to Pen Screenplay for Upcoming Michael Jackson Biopic by Ryan McPhee

The project was announced as a musical inspired by the pop star's life readies for Broadway.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Moby-Dick Choreographer Chanel DaSilva on Bringing a Diversity of Dances and Dancers to the Musical by Ryan McPhee

The new musical by The Great Comet's Dave Malloy makes its world premiere next month at the American Repertory Theater.

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Ephraim Sykes to Play Michael Jackson in Upcoming Broadway Musical MJ by Ryan McPhee

The bio-musical will open on Broadway in summer 2020.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

What the Constitution Means to Me, Bhangra Musical, Lauren Yee Premiere Join Lempicka in New La Jolla Season by Ryan McPhee

California's La Jolla Playhouse revealed four of its six titles that will comprise the 2020–2021 season.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Watch the New Cats Trailer as Movie Readies for Big Screen Pounce by Ryan McPhee

Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, and more star in the upcoming film.

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The Winding Career Path of Zachary James: From Musical Theatre to Opera, Then Back Again, Then Back…Again by Ryan McPhee

The Broadway alum makes his Metropolitan Opera debut in Philip Glass' Akhnaten.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Listen to ‘Beautiful Ghosts,’ the Song Taylor Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber Wrote for the Cats Movie by Ryan McPhee

Swift dropped the song November 15 ahead of the film’s December 20 premiere.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Wicked Veteran Willemijn Verkaik Will Star in Waitress in the Netherlands by Ryan McPhee

The musical will tour the country beginning September 2020.

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Taylor Swift Will Release New Cats Song ‘Beautiful Ghosts’ November 15 by Ryan McPhee

The pop star, who plays Bombalurina in the upcoming movie, collaborated with Andrew Lloyd Webber on the ballad.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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

The jukebox musical continues at New World Stages.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Skirball’s Winter 2020 Season Will Go Global With West Side Story’s Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and More by Ryan McPhee

The new lineup also features a piece by Austrian choreographer Florentina Holzinger and plays in Japanese and Polish.

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