Saturday, August 19, 2017

Broadway Theaters to Dim Lights to Honor Memory of Stuart Thompson by

Broadway marquees will dim their lights at approximately 6:45pm on August 22 to honor the memory of prolific producer and manager Stuart Thompson, who died on August 17. Thompson brought ov…

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Tony Winner Stuart Thompson, Producer & General Manager of More Than 70 Broadway Shows, Dies at 62 by

Stuart Thompson, a prolific theatrical producer and manager whose Stuart Thompson Productions brought some of the greatest works of theater to the Broadway stage over the last 20 years&mdash…

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Julie White on Shattering Glass Ceilings in A Doll’s House, Part 2, Unexpected Tony Award Perks & More by Kathy Henderson

Julie White brings an extra helping of humor and humanity to every role, even one as fierce and uncompromising as Nora Helmer in A Doll’s House, Part 2. Set 15 years after the heroine …

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Watch Caissie Levy, Patti Murin & More Don Their Frozen Costumes for a Fantastical Photo Shoot by Lindsey Sullivan

The Broadway-bound production of Frozen premiered at Denver's Center for the Performing Arts on August 17, and some lucky ticket holders were able to see the beloved Disney film unfold o…

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

World Premiere Play Harry Clarke, Directed by Leigh Silverman, to Begin Vineyard Theatre's 2017-2018 Season by Andy Lefkowitz

David Cale's world premiere play Harry Clarke has been announced to kick off the 2017-2018 season at off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre. The Vineyard will also present a lab production …

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Anastasia Star Christy Altomare Is's Next Vlogger by Andy Lefkowitz

Get ready to go behind the scenes at Broadway's glittering new musical Anastasia with talented star Christy Altomare! The stage favorite is set to lead's newes…

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Sugar, Butter, Betsy: Backstage at Waitress with Betsy Wolfe, Episode 4: Whirlwind Trip & More by

This week, Waitress star Betsy Wolfe shows us some backstage shenanigans, takes a whirlwind trip to Chicago and more!

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Brandy Norwood Returns Her Jazzy Roxie Hart to Broadway Hit Chicago by Andy Lefkowitz

Grammy winner Brandy Norwood returns to Broadway's Chicago for a special 17-performance engagement as Roxie Hart beginning on August 17! She continues in the role through August 31 …

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Jimmy Buffett & Escape to Margaritaville's Paul Alexander Nolan Jam Onstage in Toronto by Lindsey Sullivan

Raise a glass! Ahead of the highly anticipated run of Broadway's Escape to Margaritaville, leading man Paul Alexander Nolan joined Jimmy Buffett onstage in concert in Toronto over the we…

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Opera Stars Meghan Picerno & Gardar Thor Cortes Will Lead the Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies by Ryan Gilbert

Come along and follow them! Award-winning opera stars Meghan Picerno and Garðar Thór Cortes will lead the North American tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, The Pha…

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Eight Reasons We're Thrillified Wicked Is Becoming the Eighth Longest-Running Show on Broadway by

Oh, what a celebration we’ll have today! Wicked becomes the eighth longest-running show on Broadway on August 16 with its 5,759th performance at the Gershwin Theatre. The musical is su…

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See Stars Align as Michael Moore Attends Trump Protest After The Terms of My Surrender Performance by

There are many ways actors unwind after a Broadway performance: their junk food of choice and a Netflix binge session, a healthy snack and a bath or a cocktail at Sardi's. For The Terms …

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Tom Hollander to Reprise Acclaimed Turn in Tom Stoppard's Travesties on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Tom Hollander is set to star in Tom Stoppard's stirring drama Travesties at the American Airlines Theatre in 2018. Hollander is reprising his role as Henry Carr from an earlier…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 #LiveatFive with Mary Beth Peil of Anastasia by

Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil stops by HQ to chat about Anastasia, Dawson’s Creek and more with Ryan Lee Gilbert.

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New Musical Groundhog Day to End Broadway Run; Will Embark on National Tour by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway musical Groundhog Day will play its final performance at the August Wilson Theatre on September 17. The show began previews on March 16 and opened on April 17. By closi…

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Laura Bell Bundy, Leslie Kritzer, Michael McGrath & Michael Mastro to Lead World Premiere Musical The Honeymooners by Andy Lefkowitz

Legally Blonde Tony nominee Laura Bell Bundy will return to the stage as Trixie Norton alongside Lucille Lortel Award winner Leslie Kritzer as Alice Kramden in the new musical The Honeymoone…

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Learn All About the Gripping Stage Adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 by

George Orwell's 1949 novel about a dystopian not-too-distant future has been adapted for the stage in a jaw-dropping theatrical experience. Learn all about this eye-popping telling of 19…

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Learn About Broadway's Dazzling Harold Prince Tribute Prince of Broadway by

Prince of Broadway celebrates Broadway icon Harold Prince's 60-year career with nods back to smash hits like The Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd and more. Learn all about this fantast…

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London Evita Star Emma Hatton on What Eva Peron Would Do If She Met Wicked's Elphaba & More by Matt Wolf

Emma Hatton has staked out a formidable name for herself playing two iconic roles, Elphaba in Wicked and Eva Peron in Evita. The second part has this summer earned her rave re…

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Odds & Ends: Eva Noblezada Joins Aladdin Stars for Benefit, Russell Tovey Gets Regular Gig on Quantico & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Eva Noblezada Joins Fellow Miss Saigon Stars & Aladdin Cast Members in Show/Swap Tony nominee Eva Noblezada has joined …

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Clive Owen to Be Joined by Jin Ha & More in M. Butterfly, Directed by Julie Taymor by Andy Lefkowitz

The upcoming revival of David Henry Hwang's 1988 play M. Butterfly will feature the Broadway debut of Jin Ha in the iconic role of Song Lilong. Newcomer Ha joins the previously anno…

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Broadway's Once on This Island Finds Its Ti Moune in Young Star Hailey Kilgore by Andy Lefkowitz

Hailey Kilgore, an 18-year-old Oregon native, will make her Broadway debut in the central role of Ti Moune in the upcoming revival of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Once On This…

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Tony Winner Ben Platt Sets Final Performance Date in Dear Evan Hansen by Andy Lefkowitz

Ben Platt, whose moving performance in Dear Evan Hansen is making audiences weep nightly at the Music Box Theatre, will bid farewell to show's title role on November 19. A replaceme…

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Hairspray Is Timeless to Us! Watch This Rare Rehearsal Video to Celebrate the Show's 15th Birthday by

On August 15, 2002, a Broadway's big-hearted (and big-haired) Hairspray danced into our hearts. That opening night marked a long journey for the stage adaptation of John Waters'…

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Children of a Lesser God, Starring Joshua Jackson & Lauren Ridloff, Sets Broadway Dates & Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Mark Medoff’s 1980 play Children of a Lesser God will officially return to Broadway, with previews set to begin March 22 and an opening scheduled for April 11 at Studio 54. The pr…

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Broadway’s new Boq, Jye Frasca, stops by HQ to chat about Wicked and more with Paul Wontorek.

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Laura Bell Bundy, Leslie Kritzer & More to Lead World Premiere Musical The Honeymooners by Andy Lefkowitz

Legally Blonde Tony nominee Laura Bell Bundy will return to the stage as Trixie Norton alongside Lucille Lortel Award winner Leslie Kritzer as Alice Kramden in the new musical The Honeymoone…

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Teavee Time: Backstage at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Mike Wartella, Episode 8: Borle's Book Nook & More! by

In his final vlog episode, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's Mike Wartella checks in with Christian Borle and his comic book expertise, rehearses for his 54 Below show, hangs out with …

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Monday, August 14, 2017

The Fans Have Spoken! The Top 10 National Tours You're Most Excited to See in a City Near You by Lindsey Sullivan

Happy Monday, Broadway fans! The season of national tour kick-offs all across America is upon us, so we asked you which one you're most excited to see in your town (or, if you live in Ne…

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Odds & Ends: Watch Broadway's Josh Young Take on an Iconic Role in Ragtime & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and this weekend. Watch Broadway's Josh Young Take on an Iconic Role in Ragtime Tony nominee Josh Young is currently tak…

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Broadway Grosses: On the Heels of Closing Notice, Audiences Rush to See Broadway's Acclaimed Great Comet by

The Broadway community was disappointed this past week to get the news that Broadway's 12-time Tony-nominated musical Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 will be ending it…

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