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Friday, February 15, 2019

Broadway Alum Kate Reinders and More Join Disney’s High School Musical: The Musical by Ryan McPhee

The meta series will follow a high school production of High School Musical, the stage adaptation of the 2006 Disney Channel movie.

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Read Reviews for London's The American Clock by Ryan McPhee

Rachel Chavkin directs the Old Vic production of Arthur Miller's drama.

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New Musical Alice By Heart Extends Off-Broadway Engagement Again by Ryan McPhee

Previews began January 30 at MCC Theater’s new performance space.

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Michael James Scott Returns to Broadway's Aladdin as New Genie February 15 by Ryan McPhee

Scott grants wishes once more after playing the Genie on tour and in Australia.

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What Did Critics Think of Off-Broadway's Sea Wall/A Life, Starring Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal? by Ryan McPhee

The Public Theater double bill from Simon Stephens and Nick Payne opened February 12.

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Hamish Linklater and Vanessa Kai to Join Halley Feiffer in Her The Pain of My Belligerence Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Trip Cullman directs the world premiere at Playwrights Horizons, beginning March 29.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Jillian Walker and Ty Defoe Among Musical Theatre Factory's Inaugural MTF Makers Cohort by Ryan McPhee

Three individual artists and three two-person teams will take part in the 18-month initiative from Musical Theatre Factory, aimed to foster new work.

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Off-Broadway’s Superhero Musical Extends at Second Stage Theater by Ryan McPhee

Kate Baldwin and Bryce Pinkham star in the world premiere from Tom Kitt and John Logan.

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Michael Jackson Musical Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough Cancels Chicago Premiere, Will Open on Broadway in 2020 by Ryan McPhee

Christopher Wheeldon directs and choreographs the musical, featuring the songs of and inspired by the life of the pop icon.

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American Theatre Wing Awards 5 Rising Musical Theatre Writers With 2019 Jonathan Larson Grants by Ryan McPhee

In addition to the grants, honorees also receive support through residencies, concerts, and more.

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Tony Awards Reveal 2019 Calendar of Events by Ryan McPhee

The 73rd annual ceremony will take place June 9 at Radio City Music Hall.

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Celebrate Valentine's Day With a Steamy Teaser From Broadway-Bound Moulin Rouge! Musical by Ryan McPhee

The stage adaptation of the Baz Luhrmann film opens in New York in the summer.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Axis Company to Present World Premiere of Strangers in the World, About Puritans and Murder by Ryan McPhee

Artistic Director Randy Sharp writes and helms the inaugural production in the Off-Broadway company’s 20th anniversary season.

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Audible to Present Musical Comedy Is Anyone Alive Out There? Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The piece from Noel Carey and Julia Mattison will play for four nights only at the Minetta Lane Theatre.

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What Did Critics Think of Off-Broadway’s Freestyle Love Supreme? by Ryan McPhee

The improvised hip-hop show, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale, runs at Ars Nova’s Greenwich House Theater.

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Read the Reviews for London's All About Eve, Starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James by Ryan McPhee

Ivo van Hove's stage adaptation of the Hollywood classic opened in the West End February 12.

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Watch the Teaser Trailer for Disney’s Frozen 2 by Ryan McPhee

Elsa, Anna, and company return to the big screen in November.

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Be More Chill, From Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz, Begins on Broadway February 13 by Ryan McPhee

The musical plays the Lyceum Theatre following a New Jersey premiere, an Off-Broadway triumph, and a cult following online.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Ilana Levine Will Speak With Isabelle Huppert, Ben Stiller, Lynn Nottage, and More in Little Known Facts at Atlantic by Ryan McPhee

Atlantic Theater Company will present live podcasts as part of its newly expanded series.

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Complete Cast Set for Off-Broadway's Socrates, Starring Michael Stuhlbarg by Ryan McPhee

The world premiere of Tim Blake Nelson's play will begin April 2 at the Public Theater.

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Listen to First Track From the Broadway-Bound Jagged Little Pill's Cast Recording by Ryan McPhee

The world-premiere cast sings Alanis Morissette's “All I Really Want.”

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Krystina Alabado to Join Cast of Mean Girls by Ryan McPhee

The American Psycho alum will take on the role of Gretchen Wieners, replacing Tony nominee Ashley Park.

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Uma Thurman, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, S. Epatha Merkerson, More Set for 2019 Williamstown Theatre Festival by Ryan McPhee

The season opens with a 60th anniversary revival of A Raisin in the Sun.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Aquila Theatre's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Frankenstein Head Off-Broadway for 1 Weekend Only by Ryan McPhee

The touring troupe heads to A.R.T./New York Theatres to present the two classics in rep.

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Grosses Analysis: All Rise for Broadway's To Kill a Mockingbird by Ryan McPhee

The Aaron Sorkin-penned adaptation of the Harper Lee novel continues to sell out at the Shubert Theatre.

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Andy Mientus, Kathleen Turner, More Set for Netflix's Dolly Parton-Inspired Anthology Series by Ryan McPhee

Each episode of Heartstrings will be based on a song by the country legend.

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Hana S. Sharif’s Inaugural Season at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Features Angels in America, The Lifespan of a Fact by Ryan McPhee

The 2019–2020 lineup from the new artistic director begins September 4 with Tony Kushner’s two-part epic.

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NBC Entertainment Receives Educational Theatre Association’s 2018 Standing Ovation Award by Ryan McPhee

The award honors corporations or organizations that contribute to EdTA’s mission to enhance and foster theatre education efforts in schools across the country.

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Full Cast Announced for Broadway’s Hadestown by Ryan McPhee

Performances begin March 22 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

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Waitress Movie’s Eddie Jemison Steps Into the Broadway Musical February 11 by Ryan McPhee

Jemison reprises his performance as Ogie—now with a song and dance.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Watch New Promo for Disney's Live-Action Aladdin, Featuring First Look at Will Smith's Blue Genie by Ryan McPhee

The movie, featuring the songs of the original 1992 animated film and new tunes, arrives in theatres May 24.

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