Friday, January 20, 2017

Heather Headley's Next Gig, Jessie Mueller & Betsy Wolfe's Lovefest & Other Hot Shots You Need in Your Life by Lindsey Sullivan

Our latest roundup of Broadway hot shots takes you into the rehearsal room, backstage at Hamilton and inside HQ. What are you waiting for? Start your weekend off right, and get …

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Bottoms Up: Backstage at the Something Rotten! Tour with Rob McClure, Episode 1: Make America Laugh Again! by

Something Rotten! star Rob McClure kicks off his new vlog by taking us through tech week in Schenectady and on the bus to Boston for the tour's big opening.

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All’s Fare in Red Carpet Challenge! John Legend & Jitney’s Cast Play ‘Take a Taxi’ by

Do you know how much a cab costs between two New York City landmarks? The cast of Jitney is about to find out.

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Stand Up, Sing Out! See the Performers of the Star-Spangled Concert for America by

As previously announced, Concert for America, the first of a monthly concert series benefitting national organizations dedicated to protecting civil rights, women’s health and the envi…

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Odds & Ends: This Is Us Star Chrissy Metz Set for Fat Pig Benefit Reading, Pinocchio Musical Heads to London & More by Ryan McPhee

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Chrissy Metz Tapped for Fat Pig Benefit Reading Chrissy Metz, who received a Golden Globe nomination for her breakout perfor…

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Wicked’s Kara Lindsay and Jennifer DiNoia on Glinda Burps, Karaoke No-Nos & Why Jake Gyllenhaal Should Play Fiyero by

Wicked stars Kara Lindsay and Jennifer DiNoia answer your questions...and reveal which song you should never sing at karaoke.

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The staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic t…

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They've Got the Keys! August Wilson's Jitney Celebrates Its Broadway Premiere on Opening Night by

Jitney has finally made it to Broadway! The late August Wilson's family, friends and many fellow playwrights stepped out to celebrate the production's stellar cast on opening night, …

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Yes, We Believe in Life After Love! Lesli Margherita, Lena Hall & Jillian Mueller Led a Reading of the Cher Musical by Lindsey Sullivan

If we could turn back time, we would have front row seats to this reading! According to The New York Post, this week marked the first official read-through of the Cher musical, and Lesli Mar…

Linked From at 12:12PM Culturalist Challenge! Which Top 10 Oh, Hello Guests Should Come to Broadway? by Lindsey Sullivan

The staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic t…

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Florence Andrews on Letting Her Hair Down in London's School of Rock & More by Matt Wolf

Florence Andrews is lending some sterling vocals and whiplash timing to the London premiere of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical School of Rock, based on the Richard Linklater/Jack Black film …

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 #LiveatFive with Samantha Massell and Alexandra Silber by

Samantha Massell and Alexandra Silber stop by HQ to chat about Samantha's upcoming Feinstein's/54 Below show (where Alexandra will be a guest star!), Fiddler on the Roof…

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Let's Have Lunch: Backstage at Sunset Boulevard with Michael Xavier, Episode 1: Welcome! by

Sunset Boulevard star Michael Xavier gives us a taste of rehearsals for the highly anticipated revival in the first episode of his vlog, Let's Have Lunch.

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Playing The Price: Mark Ruffalo, Danny DeVito, Tony Shalhoub & More on the Arthur Miller Classic by

Learning about the classic Arthur Miller drama from the cast of the 2017 revival: Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Danny DeVito & Jessica Hecht and director Terry Kinney.

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Odds & Ends: Jennifer Lopez Talks Getting Bye Bye Birdie Right, Anne Hathaway & Rebel Wilson Are Nasty Women & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Jennifer Lopez Wants Rosie in Full Bloom for Bye Bye Birdie As reported, pop superstar Jennifer Lopez will play Rosie i…

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Danny DeVito, Mark Ruffalo & the Cast of Arthur Miller's The Price Prep for the Play's Broadway Return by Lindsey Sullivan

Arthur Miller's The Price returns to Broadway this season with a cast full of acting heavy-hitters. Golden Globe and Emmy winner Danny DeVito will make his Great White Way debut in the d…

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Get Glossy! Full Casting Announced for Broadway's War Paint, Starring Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole by Lindsey Sullivan

The cast is set for Broadway's War Paint, starring two-time Tony winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. Directed by Michael Greif, the new Broadway musical about beauty titans Hele…

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Idina Menzel on Why President Obama Should Star in Wicked by Lindsey Sullivan

January 19 marks President Barack Obama's last day in office, but Idina Menzel's got an idea for his next gig. She stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss her forthc…

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Head Backstage at Hamilton for Taran Killam's First Performance by Lindsey Sullivan

Talk about a comedy king! Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam is currently reigning as King George in Hamilton. The Today Show went behind-the-scenes with him during rehearsal and on the e…

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Taxi! August Wilson's Jitney Opens Officially on Broadway by

After premiering in 1982, August Wilson’s Jitney is finally on Broadway. The new production, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, opens officially on January 19 at Manhattan Theatre Club…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Everlasting Love! Ektor Rivera, Ana Villafañe & the Cast of Broadway's On Your Feet! Celebrate 500 Performances by Lindsey Sullivan

Felicitaciones! The cast of Broadway's On Your Feet! has been turning the beat around for 500 performances. Headliners Ektor Rivera and Ana Villafañe, director Jerry Mitchell and …

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Jeremy Davis stops by HQ to chat about Cats and more with Ryan Lee Gilbert.

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Odds & Ends: Kristin Chenoweth & Zachary Levi Have a Gig About a Donkey, Mel B's Pint-Sized Dialect Coaches & More by Ryan McPhee

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Kristin Chenoweth & Zachary Levi Board The Star She’s been the voice of a Gekko, a magic pony…

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Head Down Under! Michael James Scott Gives Us an Inside Look at Aladdin in Australia by

Aladdin star Michael James Scott shows us how the magic happens with the Australia company of the Disney blockbuster musical.

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Kristin Chenoweth's Smooching, Amelie's Stars Are Stretching & More Glorious Hot Shots by Lindsey Sullivan

It's a new week, Broadway fans, and there's a bunch to get amped up about. Taylor Louderman started performances in Kinky Boots, Taran Killam is Hamilton's new king and Kristin C…

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We'll Drink to That, Honey! Will & Grace Officially Set for Small Screen Return by Lindsey Sullivan

We are all about these TV series reboots—especially when they star Broadway (and Smash) alums. After capturing our attention with a hilarious reunion focusing on the 2016 election, Wil…

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The Show: Genie Heads to Hamilton, Aladdin News, a Rotten Tour Vlog & More by

This week we talk about Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart heading to Hamilton, the Tony Awards at Radio City, Aladdin's Adam Jacobs hitting the road, Beautiful turns three and a final bo…

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Broadway Grosses: The Present, Starring Cate Blanchett, Burns Bright at the Box Office by Ryan McPhee

Broadway entered a winter slump this past week—which is to be expected following a string of shows closing in early January. Ten shows have shuttered in 2017, leading to a dip in gross…

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On the Exhale, Starring Marin Ireland & Directed by Leigh Silverman, Sets New Opening Date by

The world premiere of On the Exhale will celebrate its opening night earlier than expected. The new Martín Zimmerman play, starring Marin Ireland, will now open officially on February…

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Break Out the Swedish Fish! Broadway's Oh, Hello Recoups Its Investment by Lindsey Sullivan

Broadway's favorite bespectacled geezers have done it! After extending twice on the Great White Way, Oh, Hello has recouped its $2.9 million investment. The play also broke the Lyce…

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Wildly Busy Tim Minchin on Matilda, Groundhog Day and Why This Is His Year of the Animal by

Tim Minchin on closing Broadway's Matilda, getting ready to open Groundhog Day, returning to work as an actor and introducing bilbies to the world.

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