Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Darren Criss & More Theater Alums Earn Screen Actors Guild Nominations by Andy Lefkowitz

Nominations are here for the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Among the lucky stars nominated are a group of talented theater stars, including Tony winner Glenn Close and Tony nominee…

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Cher Is Writing Her 'Life Story'; Book to Be Published in 2020 by Andy Lefkowitz

Cher has announced that she is writing her life story, as part of a new book set to be released in 2020. The Oscar winner and recent Kennedy Center Honoree, whose life story is currently unf…

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Ivo van Hove's Network, Starring Bryan Cranston, Extends Broadway Run by Andy Lefkowitz

The acclaimed Broadway transfer of Network, the stage adaptation of Paddy Chayevsky's iconic film, has been extended at the Belasco Theatre through April 28, 2019. Originally slated to r…

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Alvin Epstein, Original Lucky in Broadway's Waiting for Godot, Dies at 93 by Andy Lefkowitz

Alvin Epstein, a multifaceted award-winning actor whose six-decade career on and off Broadway included roles in the works of Samuel Beckett, William Shakespeare and Kurt Weill, die…

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Moonlight Oscar Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney Makes Broadway Playwriting Debut with Choir Boy by Andy Lefkowitz

The 2013 drama Choir Boy by Oscar winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) begins previews of its Broadway transfer on December 12. Trip Cullman (Lobby Hero) directs the production at t…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Joshua Jenkins on Playing a Teen Again in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in the West End by Matt Wolf

Joshua Jenkins has spent a sizable chunk of his acting life playing Christopher, the teenager at the wounding and wounded heart of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The much…

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Daniel Fish's Immersive Oklahoma! Will Transfer to Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of an acclaimed production at Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse, the innovative new staging of Oklahoma! from director Daniel Fish will move to Broadway's Circle in the…

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The Show: Cody Simpson Talks Making His Broadway Debut in Anastasia & More by

Cody Simpson talks about how his Broadway debut in Anastasia "was a blur" and why he relates to Dmitry.

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Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger, Inspiration for 1993 Film Rudy, to Lead One-Night Solo Play on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, the man whose childhood experience as an aspiring football player was turned into the acclaimed 1993 film Rudy, has announced his Broadway debut in the one…

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Welcome to the Diner! Broadway & TV Alum Richard Kline Joins the National Tour of Waitress by Ryan Gilbert

Broadway and TV favorite Richard Kline (Broadway's City of Angels, TV's Three’s Company, the national tour of Wicked) is joining the touring production of the Broadway musical …

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Some Kind of Wonderful! Chilina Kennedy Will Return to Beautiful: The Carole King Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

Longtime Beautiful star Chilina Kennedy will return to the title role of Broadway's hit Carole King musical on January 3, 2019. Kennedy will succeed current star Abby Mueller, who will e…

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Full Casting Announced for World Premiere Play Marys Seacole with LCT3 by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for the world premiere staging of Marys Seacole, a new play by Jackie Sibblies Drury (Fairview) appearing as part of Lincoln Center Theater's LCT3 program at the Clai…

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Robert Townsend's The Five Heartbeats in Development as a Broadway Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

The Five Heartbeats could soon be singing and dancing their way to New York. A stage musical adaptation of Robert Townsend's 1991 film The Five Heartbeats, about a fictional Motown-…

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He'll Raise You Up! New York Giants Legend Tiki Barber to Join Kinky Boots as Don by Andy Lefkowitz

Tiki Barber, a former American Football running back who played for the New York Giants for ten seasons, will take over the role of Don in the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots at the Al Hirs…

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Carol Burnett to Receive Inaugural Golden Globe Award in Her Name by Andy Lefkowitz

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced that Tony-winning stage-and-screen icon Carol Burnett will receive the first-ever Golden Globe television special achievement award, nam…

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Backstage at The Cher Show with Jarrod Spector, Episode 2: Opening Night by

The Cher Show's Jarrod Spector gets us inside opening night of the new musical—from pre-show to party!

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Broadway Across America & DelKing Entertainment Announce Partnership at Showcenter Complex in Mexico by

DelKing Entertainment and Broadway Across America, part of the John Gore Organization, two leaders in live entertainment, have announced a partnership to begin programming productions at Sho…

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Tony Winner Avenue Q to End Off-Broadway Run at New World Stages in 2019 by Andy Lefkowitz

Everything in life is only for now. Avenue Q, winner of three 2004 Tony Awards including Best Musical, will conclude its off-Broadway transfer at New World Stages on April 28, 2019. This run…

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Christopher Fitzgerald Reprises His Tony-Nominated Turn in Waitress by Andy Lefkowitz

Christopher Fitzgerald, Tony-nominated original cast member of Waitress, returns to the role of Ogie in the Broadway production on December 11. Fitzgerald replaces Alex Wyse, who played his …

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Ruben Studdard & Clay Aiken Ring In the Holidays as Their Spectacular Reunion Show Opens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

It's opening night for Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken! The American Idol alums open their new holiday concert run Ruben & Clay's First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun …

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Katie Rose Clarke & Jesse JP Johnson Return to Wicked on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

A pair of Wicked alums head back into the hit musical at the Gershwin Theatre on December 11. Katie Rose Clarke steps into the role of Glinda, with Jesse JP Johnson taking on the role of Boq…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Who Will Be the 2018 Star of the Year? Vote Now! by Lindsey Sullivan

The halls are decked, the Christmas cookies are frosted (and let’s be honest—taste-tested!) and “best of the year” props are being handed out left and right. Well now…

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Ryan Spahn stops by HQ to chat about Daniel's Husband and more with Beth Stevens.

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See the Stars of The Prom & More Attend the New York Stage & Film Gala by

The New York Stage and Film Company hosted theater, film and television greats at its winter gala honoring artists and industry creatives on December 9. Broadway stars in…

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Exclusive! Watch Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Wilson & Stephanie J. Block Sing from Brigadoon for a Glorious New Cast Album by Andy Lefkowitz

It's hard to believe that a year has passed since New York City Center toasted Lerner & Loewe's Brigadoon with a luminous 70th-anniversary gala staging of the classic musica…

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Stephanie Torns to Play Monthlong Return Run as Jenna in Broadway's Waitress by Andy Lefkowitz

Waitress understudy Stephanie Torns will return to the role of Jenna full-time beginning on December 11 for a limited run through January 6. Torns will play the role in the interim betw…

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Broadway Grosses: The Ferryman Shows No Signs of Stopping as Box Office Surpasses One Million by

Jez Butterworth's sprawling drama The Ferryman is the talk of the town. Under the direction of Sam Mendes, the 30-plus-member cast at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre is stirring audiences …

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See the Stars of The Prom & More Attend the New York Stage & Screen Gala by

The New York Stage and Screen Company hosted theater, film and television greats at its winter gala honoring artists and industry creatives on December 9. Broadway stars …

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This Week's #LiveAtFive Guests Include Wicked's Winky Prince, the Radio City Rockettes & More! by Caitlin Moynihan #LiveatFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which editors discuss what's going on in the theater community and chat with stage stars about their …

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Olivier Nominee Catherine McCormack to Join The Ferryman on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Catherine McCormack, a talented Olivier-nominated actress, will make her Broadway debut as Mary Carney in The Ferryman beginning on December 18. McCormack reprises her London turn in Jez But…

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Pretty Woman: The Musical Cast Album to Be Released on Special 2-LP Red Vinyl Edition by Andy Lefkowitz

Get ready to listen to Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance's first musical-theater score on a fancy pair of records! A special 2-LP red vinyl edition of the cast album to Pretty Woman: The Musi…

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